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Mississippi Civil Rights historical marker vandalized
from Staff Reports - NEWS
June 26, 2017 -

A civil rights historic marker has been vandalized in Mississippi.

Vandals obliterated the information on the Emmett Till Civil Rights marker which is part of Mississippi Freedom Trail.

The marker remembers black teenager Emmett Till, who was kidnapped before being lynched in 1955. The slaying motivated civil rights activists when Till's mother had an open-casket funeral in Chicago to show how her 14-year-old son had been brutalized.

Allan Hammons, whose public relations firm made the marker, said Monday that someone scratched the marker with a blunt tool in May. During the past week, a tour group discovered vinyl panels had been peeled off the back of the metal marker in Money, Mississippi. The panels contained photos and writing about Till.

A separate Till marker has been repeatedly shot.


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