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Glendora in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clinton Melton

 
 
Clinton Mellon Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Clinton Mellon Marker
Inscription. The September 1955 acquittal of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant for the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till fueled further racial violence. Clinton Melton was an outspoken black man who was gunned down here 2-1/2 months later by Milamís friend Elmer Kimball, allegedly over a dispute about filling up a gas tank. On the day before Kimballís trial in Sumner, Meltonís widow, Beulah, was apparently forced off the road near Glendora and drowned in Black Bayou, leaving five children orphaned. Kimball was acquitted of Clinton Meltonís murder.
 
Erected 2008 by State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 33° 49.89′ N, 90° 17.844′ W. Marker is in Glendora, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Swan Lake Road, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Glendora MS 38928, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. King's Place (approx. ľ mile away); Sonny Boy Williamson (approx. ľ mile away); Milam's House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Glendora Gin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tallahatchie County
Area view towards town of Glendora. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Area view towards town of Glendora.
(approx. 9.6 miles away); Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument (approx. 10.5 miles away); Emmett Till Murder Trial (approx. 10.5 miles away); Bryant's Grocery (approx. 13.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Glendora.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kimball acquittal. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. About Clinton Mellon. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansCivil RightsWaterways & Vessels
 
View of marker looking north on Swan Lake Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. View of marker looking north on Swan Lake Road.
View of marker looking west towards Black Bayou Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. View of marker looking west towards Black Bayou Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016.
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