Tallahatchie Civil Rights Driving Tour

This is the virtual version of the physical tour first created by the Emmett Till Memorial Commission in 2008. It includes the Delta Inn. The Delta Inn was on the original tour, but the sign was stolen and never replaced.

Emmett Till Interpretive Center

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!The Emmett Till Memorial Commission has done more for the memory of Emmett Till than any other…

Sumner Courthouse

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!On September 19, 1955, at 9:25 am, the trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of Emmett Till…

Delta Inn

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!Built in 1920, the Delta Inn was a mansion that was the center of midcentury Sumner society and, during…

The Murder of Clinton Melton

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!In December 1955, J. W. Milam’s neighbor (and Till murder accomplice) Elmer Kimbrell murdered African…

King's Place

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!On Sunday, September 18, 1955, reporter James Hicks of the Afro-American was in Sumner preparing to…

Homesite of J. W. Milam

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!In 2008, the Emmett Till Memorial Commission (ETMC) erected a sign at this spot. Although nothing…

Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Museum

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The Sign at Sharkey Bridge

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!The Emmett Till Memorial Commission originally planned for only a single river site sign to mark the…

Graball Landing

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Tutwiler Funeral Home

Please help us make the Emmett Till Memorial Project better. After you read this story, TAKE A SHORT SURVEY and let us know your thoughts! Thanks!Operated by town Mayor Chick Nelson, the Tutwiler Funeral Home played an essential role in the acquittal…