Archive | Tallahatchie County

Delta Stories About Emmett Till Kept Appearing, Civil Rights Author Says

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The shed on the Sheridan Plantation, where Emmett Till was brutalized and killed By Susan Klopfer, author Who Killed EmmettTill? JUST SEVERAL MONTHS after the violent murder of Rev. George Washington Lee, a popular Belzoni minister and voting rights advocate, a Boy Scout campfire was burning down to its last embers over in Tallahatchie County […]

Emmett Till Links

So much is now being written about the murder of young Emmett Till back in 1955 in the Mississippi Delta. Here are some interesting and popular links. http://blogs.clarionledger.com/jmitchell/_____ Who Killed Emmett Till? .99 cents eBook (U.S.#). All formats. CLICK HERE_____ Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi “The Murder and the Movement,” 1985 video […]

Sumner, Mississippi, Till Murder Trial; ‘First, Great Media Event of the Civil Rights Movement’

Bridge over the Cassidy Bayou in Sumner, Miss. Tallahatchie County courthouse in background — site of the 1955 Milam-Bryant trial, the men who killed Emmett Till. Photo by Susan Klopfer. + + +In observance of the 54th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till (July 25, 1941 – August 28, 1955), I am blogging my […]

Delta Manhunt, Booze, Guns & More: ‘You Call It Justice, But It’s Just Another Word For Jive” (Margaret Block, Civil Rights Poet)

Margaret Block, a Mississippi social activist who has been speaking out on the August Charleston incident, is shown here in Meridian, advocating for arrests of men involved in the killing of civil rights workers in 1964. In the same year, Margaret, a SNCC volunteer in Tallahatchie County, was targeted by the Klan and thus forced […]

Will Emmett Till’s Casket Be Returned to Mississippi?

Planners of a Civil Rights museum in Philadelphia, Miss., about three hours from where 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teen who was kidnapped and killed in 1954 while visiting relatives in the Mississippi Delta, are asking Till’s relatives to add his original casket to their collection. This comes after recent, disturbing news from Chicago, that […]