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Saturday, October 22, 2016

EMMETT TILL REMEMBERANCE SIGN RIDDLED WITH BULLETS FOR YEARS

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"A sign marking the spot where Emmett Till’s mangled body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River has been riddled with bullets — while a similar sign marking the home of his killer is adorned with flowers.
Sign Marking where 14 year old Emmett Till's body was found
Photo: Facebook User Kevin Wilson Jr


The 14-year-old Till was kidnapped, brutally beaten and shot execution-style by J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant on Aug. 28, 1955, after the teenager whistled at [a woman at Bryant's Grocery, a woman who turned out to be the owner's wife] to impress his cousins and some other boys....
The Emmett Till Interpretive Center is trying to raise money to replace the sign at the river and the signs near Bryant's Grocery Store again. You can donate if you'd like to. See  http://www.emmett-till.org/emmett-till-challenge for more information.



Read More on Emmet Till and his Killer

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/memorial-to-emmitt-till-blasted-with-bullets-but-sign-marking-killers-home-adorned-with-flowers/ 


Marking A Murderer's Home
A MURDERER'S QUOTE
“I didn’t intend to kill the n****r when we went and got him – just whip him and chase him back up yonder,” Milam told Look magazine in 1957. “But what the hell! He showed me the white gal’s picture! Bragged o’ what he’d done to her! I counted pictures o’ three white gals in his pocketbook before I burned it. What else could I do? No use lettin’ him get no bigger."
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THE STORY OF THE THREE THAT GOT AWAY: EMMETT TILL'S MURDERERS
(Roy Bryant, Carolyn Bryant and J.W. Milam)
Carolyn [Bryant], the daughter of a plantation manager and a nurse, hailed from Indianola, Mississippi, the nucleus of the segregationist and supremacist white Citizens' Councils. A high school dropout, she won two beauty contests and married Roy Bryant, an ex-soldier.

The couple ran a small grocery, Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market, that sold provisions to black sharecroppers and their children. The store was located at one end of the main street in the tiny town of Money, the heart of the cotton-growing Mississippi Delta. They had two sons and lived in two small rooms in the back of the store.
To earn extra cash, Roy worked as a trucker with his half-brother J. W. Milam, an imposing man of six feet two inches, weighing 235 pounds. Milam prided himself on knowing how to "handle" blacks. He had served in World War II and received combat medals.

Read More:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/peopleevents/p_defendants.html