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An undated portrait of Emmett Louis Till, a black 14 year old Chicago boy, whose weighted down body was found in the Tallahatchie River near the Delta community of Money, Mississippi, August 31, 1955. Local residents Roy Bryant, 24, and J.W. Milam, 35, were accused of kidnapping, torturing and murdering Till for allegedly whistling at Bryant's wife. (AP Photo)

A sign marking where Emmett Till's body was discovered was vandalized. Again.


A sign memorializing where Emmett Till's dead body was recovered in the Mississippi River was found to be riddled with bullet holes recently, reports the New York Daily News

Emmett Till was a black teenager who lived in Chicago in the middle of the 20th century. Till visited his uncle in Money, Mississippi, and was murdered on Aug. 28, 1955 by two white men, both of whom were acquitted of all charges. 

The sign has been repeatedly vandalized since it was erected in 2007. 

To many online, the vandalism is a symbol of racial inequality in America. 

Till was found in the river with a cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His left eye and many of his teeth were missing and he had been shot through his right temple. 

Other signs around the state that marking other significant sites in Till's life and death have also been vandalized multiple times. 

It shows that there's still people who do not want to remember or talk about Emmett Till
Patrick Weems

Patrick Weems, a project coordinator for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission, told the Daily news that his organization cannot afford to continue putting up signs, should they continue to be vandalized so routinely. 

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