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Monday, October 21, 2019

The Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County would like to invite the public to join them for events on October 17th, 18th, and 19th surrounding the rededication of the Emmett Till Historical Marker, ending with a ceremony and reception on Saturday, October 19th rededicating the marker at the river site. We will announce the launch of the Emmett Till Memory Project a new smartphone app and website that tells the story of Emmett Till at key historic sites (https://tillapp.emmett-till.org/). These events will recognize the legacy of the murder of Emmett Till and replace the previous sign that was vandalized, riddled with 20 bullet holes. In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was visiting family in Leflore County when he was abducted from his family members' home, tortured, and brutally murdered by two white men. Three days later, his body was found in the Tallahatchie River. The murder of Emmett Till has been widely regarded as one of the key events leading up to the Civil Rights Movement. In 2007, the Emmett Till Memorial Commission first posted a commemorative sign at the river site where Emmett Till's body was found. Since then, Till signs have been vandalized with bullet holes, spray paint and acid. The sign has been previously replaced twice. "We understand that racial reconciliation begins by telling the truth. Our historical marker's allow a first step towards that truth telling process. Sadly, there are still those who want to deny the events of 1955. We cannot change our past but we have a responsibility to tell our stories together so we can move forward together with a shared future." says Patrick Weems, Director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center.

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What kind of low life would shoot up a memorial to a young man who was tortured and murdered by racist cowards?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2019-10-21 10:18 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Racist cowards?

Who supposedly don't exist...

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2019-10-21 10:58 AM | Reply

Emmett Till Memorial gets Bulletproof Sign

Good

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-10-21 11:27 AM | Reply

Does anyone else see any hypocrisy?

National Deface Day, anyone?

#4 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-10-21 12:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bulletproof? Sounds like a challenge.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-10-21 12:36 PM | Reply

National Deface Day (reported nowhere except a couple of right-wing web sites) was aimed at tributes to perpetrators of racial violence i.e., Confederate "heroes". Emmett Till was a victim of racial violence and the previous four signs were stolen or hit by bullets. But I guess you can't see the difference.

#6 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-10-21 01:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 On the contrary....only one of us is blind. I do care, but I care equally as much for Emmitt Till's memorial as I do a statue of Columbus, a centennial marker in Texas, a toppled headstone in a veteran's cemetery, or the destruction of Confederate memorials or Civil War battlefields, or defacement of a Thomas Jefferson statue. All of those acts were perpetrated by the ignorant and foolish, and lauded by the ignorant and foolish.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-10-21 02:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

National Deface Day isn't a thing. Eff the Confederacy and the monuments erected to celebrate white supremacy, and the apologists who whinge about their being torn down. Losers. Here's some reading for the ignorant and foolish: www.vox.com

#8 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-10-21 02:33 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What this sign needs is a hidden camera.

Send people to prison when they use firearms this way.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-10-21 02:35 PM | Reply

Some troglodyte with a coal-rolling pickmeup truck will just yank it out of the ground and drag it away, chortling through his 6 teeth all the way.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-10-21 09:13 PM | Reply

What this sign needs is a hidden camera.
Send people to prison when they use firearms this way.

#9 | Posted by snoofy

You were just complaining about jackboot solutions over on the weed thread, calling folks Brown Shirts, and now you post this jackboot solution.

Stay fabulous.

#11 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-21 09:47 PM | Reply

Because you law and order types never saw a problem you couldn't solve with jackboots.

#42 | Posted by snoofy

#12 | Posted by DixvilleNotch at 2019-10-21 11:15 PM | Reply

Because Shooting at a sign because you are a racist POS is the same as smoking weed

If you think they are equally bad you are likely a racist POS

#13 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2019-10-22 04:45 PM | Reply

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