October 22, 2016 3:36 pm -

This marks where 14-year-old Emmett Till’s body was found.

Till was kidnapped and brutally murdered in 1955 after allegedly whistling at a white woman. His body was thrown in the Tallahatchie River. The two white men responsible for his death were found “not guilty” by an all-white jury. Till’s death was a major moment in the civil rights movement, and his casket is now on display in the National Museum of African American History and Culture.


The sign marking the spot where Till’s body was removed from the river in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, now has over 50 bullet holes in it, according to WJTV, a local CNN affiliate.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.