Emmett Till’s Memorial Sign Shot Up again 35 days after being replaced – Black News Alerts
The Emmett Till memorial was put up by the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, and resides outside of Glendale, Mississippi. According to TIME Magazine, this is the third time that the sign has been vandalized.
To drive up and see it like that, I was sad,” said Patrick Weems, a founder of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Miss. “When we finally replaced it, it was an amazing feeling that this sign that had been obliterated was finally restored.”
The memorial was placed in honor of 14-year-old Till who was lynched, beaten and tortured by two white men, and then thrown in the Tallahatchie river. He was accused by a white woman, Carolyn Bryant, of whistling at her. The men where acquitted of his murder, and she recanted her story decades later after Till’s death.
Driving around in the country, it is amazing the number of bullet holes in signs along the highways.. Any sign of civilization is riddled with holes from shotguns, rifles and pistols, as if we are living in a war zone or third world country.