Tag: Emmett Till

Shots Fired at Emmett Till's Memorial

Just a month after the Department of Justice reopened the Emmett Till case, a memorial in Mississippi has been vandalized. It stood for a mere 35 days. It’s now pierced with bullets. This is not the first time the sign honoring the 14-year-old boy who was slain for whistling at…

Emmett Till Memorial Sign Vandalized With Bullet Holes

A sign honoring Emmett Till was found riddled with more than 40 bullet holes. Kevin Wilson Jr., a filmmaker who is working on a short film on Till, made the discovery; the incident garnered attention when Wilson posted about it on Facebook. “I’m at the exact site where Emmett Till’s…

Photo of Black Woman at Baton Rouge Protest Goes Viral

A photo taken during protests on Saturday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, following the police-related death of Alton Sterling on July 5 has gone viral on social media. It’s being called an iconic photo of the Black Lives Matter movement, which was started by Black women. Ieshia Evans, 28, wearing a…

Killers in Hate Crime Pay $840,000 to Victim's Estate

Four Jackson, Mississippi, men have been ordered to pay $840,000 to the estate of James Craig Anderson, a Black man they murdered on June 26, 2011. The four men Deryl Paul Dedmon, 23; John Aaron Rice, 23; Dylan Wade Butler, 24; and William Kirk Montgomery, 26 were convicted in 2012…