The Essential Emmett Till

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Sumner Courthouse

On September 19, 1955, at 9:25 am, the trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till opened in this courthouse. It was a sensational, five-day trial. For the first time in history, the northern press descended on a Mississippi…

Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market

On the evening of August 24, 1955, at Bryant's Grocery & Meat Market, Emmett Till whistled at Carolyn Bryant. It was a history bending whistle. According to the sign that has stood in front Bryant’s Grocery since 2011, the whistle jump-started…