Emmett Till was visiting his family when he was marked for deathSource: Biography
Till was put through unspeakable torture before his deathSource: History Channel
No one was punished for Till's brutal murderSource: Clarion Ledger
Emmett Till's open casket funeral was a spark for the Civil Rights movementSource: AJC
Till finally received a memorial in 2008
This is not just driving down the highway and you see a sign and shoot it. It's a very remote site that you're not just regularly passing by. Unfortunately, we have people who go all the way out of the way to vandalize it.
In 2019, a bulletproof memorial went up in Graball LandingSource: New York TImes
The fact that it's bulletproof speaks volumes. I was so pleased to see how many people had come out to support the family and the efforts of the mission; that was very moving.