Emmett Till Memorial Vandalized

by TV One Staff

October 20, 2016

We still have a long way to go, ladies and gentlemen.

In 2007, the Emmett Till Memorial Commission installed 8 eight location markers in memory of the slain teen, including the site where his body was found floating in the Tallahatchie River near Money, Mississippi.

Each year the memorial signs continue to be vandalized:

For those who don’t know, the murder of Emmett Till was a major catalyst for the Civil Rights movement, very similar to that of the murder of Trayvon Martin and the Black Lives Matter movement.

This act of disrespect towards the memory of Emmett Till is more reason why his story should continue to be highlighted. It is being reported that Jay Z and Will Smith are working on an HBO mini-series of the life and tragic murder of the teenager. The two have recently decided on a writer for the script.

TELL US: What are your thoughts on the continuous acts of vandalism to the Emmett Till memorial signs? What are your thoughts about the upcoming mini-series by Jay Z and Will Smith?

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