Thursday, July 27, 2017

Emmett Till Marker Rededicated After Being Vandalized

A Mississippi historical marker about a notorious lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement was rededicated Tuesday, weeks after it was vandalized and repaired.

The sign commemorates Emmett Till, the black teenager kidnapped and lynched in 1955 after whistling at a white woman working in a grocery store where he and his cousins had gone to buy candy.

The re-dedication took place on what would have been Till's 76th birthday. 

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