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Emmett Till historical marker in MS vandalized

Emmett Till historical marker in MS vandalized

A civil rights historical marker in MS has been vandalized, obliterating information about black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955.

The sign was erected in 2011 for the Mississippi Freedom Trail, which is a series of state-funded markers at significant civil rights sites. "Vandals have been around since the beginning of time".

A Mississippi Freedom Trail sign in Money, where 14-year-old Till was kidnapped and killed in 1955, had large parts of its text and photos scraped off by Monday morning.

"KKK" was scrawled on an Emmett Till Memorial Highway sign in 2006. This is not the first time that a memorial of Till has been vandalized.

Hammons told The AP that the Till sign in Money has been vandalized as recently as May, when it was "scratched with a blunt tool".

Ever since his mother made a decision to have an open-casket funeral so that his brutalization was apparent for all to see, it has served as stark motivation for civil rights activists.

Mamie Till Mobley had an open-casket funeral for her son to show how racial terror was use to brutalize and murder her son, who was visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta when the incident happened. Bryant's husband and another man allegedly abducted the 14-year-old before beating and mutilating him and then throwing him in a river with a cotton gin fan to weigh him down. His disfigured body was later recovered from the Tallahatchie River. The pictures, combined with the acquittal of the two defendants, helped spark the USA civil rights movement.

Last year, the sign marking the site of the teen's death was found riddled with bullet holes.

The two men were ultimately acquitted of Till's kidnapping and murder by an all-white jury, though they later publicly confessed to the killing "in a paid interview with Look magazine", the AP reported.

The controversy and pain surrounding Till's death has continued, and his name is still a rallying cry for many in the Black Lives Matter movement. Hammons said it will be removed this week and taken to his office for the necessary repairs, which will cost about $500. But students from St. Louis tried to fix the sign by adding their own drawings and writings about Till, reports The Clarion-Ledger.


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