New Bulletproof Memorial to Emmett Till Replaces Vandalized Sign in Mississippi

Maria Perez
Oct 21, 2019 - 1:56
New Bulletproof Memorial to Emmett Till Replaces Vandalized Sign in Mississippi

A new bulletproof memorial to honor Emmett Till was unveiled in Mississippi on October 19.  The new memorial is a 500-pound bulletproof sign placed at the spot where Till was found dead in the Tallahatchie River, the same location where three previous signs were vandalized and destroyed, Patrick Weems, the Director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, told USA Today. Till’s family and other civil rights activists gathered at the unveiling ceremony to see the new sign. “We understand that racial reconciliation begins by telling the truth. Our...

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