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Gunmen Shoot Up Sign Marking Place Where Emmett Till’s Body Was Found

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Emmett Till and Mamie Till, his mother.

(TriceEdneyWire.com) – Gunmen recently fired bullets into a sign commemorating where Emmett Till’s beaten body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in 1955 after Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam murdered the 14-year-old. His brutal murder sparked the modern day civil rights movement.

The gunman or gunmen fired more than 40 shots into the sign, which is located two hours north of Jackson, Miss. No one has been arrested, but someone placed flowers in front of the site of Milam’s home. The Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Miss., is raising funds to replace the sign.

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