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Emmett Till was a 14 year old Black young man that was kidnapped, brutalized and murdered in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman. 

Emmett Louis Till, 14, with his mother, Mrs. Mamie Bradley, at Christmas in 1954.

Carolyn Bryant Donham has since admitted to a Duke University research scholar in 2007, that she made up her accusations against Till.

Carolyn Bryant in 1955. (Gene Herrick / AP)

Sixty two years later and Till still can not Rest In Peace. For the second time in 9 months, someone has vandalized a historical marker dedicated to his young man.

The Jackson, Mississippi marker had been scratched with a blunt tool in May, removing the vinyl panels off the back that contained photos and words about the 14-year-old.

The discovery was made by a tourist group according to Allan Hammons, whose public relations firm made the marker.

The sign was erected in 2011, as part of the Mississippi Freedom Trail, a state funded project that marked significant civil rights sites across Mississippi. 

It stands outside the very store, Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market, where Carolyn Bryant, a white shopkeeper, said Till had whistled at her in August 1955. 

Bryant’s husband and his half brother were responsible for kidnapping Till, torturing and killing him.

Roy Bryant, left, and John W. Milam during their trial in Sumner, Miss., Sept. 23, 1955.

The men were acquitted by an all-white jury, though the men later confessed in a Look magazine interview.

The marker cost more than $8,000 to make and will cost at least $500 to repair. 

In October, the sign marking the site where Till’s body was found in the Tallahatchie River was found sprayed with bullet holes.

This undated photo shows a sign marking the spot where Emmett Till’s body was found in Mississippi on Aug. 31, 1955 (Emmett Till Interpretive Center)

Why can’t the people of Jackson, Mississippi allow this young man and his family who are still grieving, Rest In Peace and Solitude.

Some people are just so evil!

UPDATE: If you want to contribute to the restoration of the side see below.


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