Sumner in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Emmett Till Murder Trial
Erected 2007 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 58.249′ N, 90° 22.187′ W. Marker is in Sumner, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County. Marker is at the intersection of North Court Street and West Court Street, on the right when traveling east on North Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Court Street, Sumner MS 38957, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Tallahatchie County W.C. Handy Encounters the Blues (approx. 4.7 miles away); Legendary Home of the Blues (approx. 4.7 miles away); Clinton Melton (approx. 10½ miles away); King's Place (approx. 10.7 miles away); Sonny Boy Williamson (approx. 10.7 miles away); Milam's House (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sumner.
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Also see . . .
1. Emmett Till Murder (Bryant and Milam) Trial 1955. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Transcript of trial (.pdf). In March, 2007, the FBI released a summary of its 8000 page report of its investigation of the murder of Emmett Till. This report also includes the 354 page transcript of the 1955 murder trial of J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant. The transcript had been lost for decades, but in the course of their investigation, the FBI located a faded copy and re-transcribed it. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • African Americans • Civil Rights • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 339 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.