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

King's Place

 
 
King's Place Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. King's Place Marker
Inscription. This site is where a black reporter, James Hicks, discovered information pertinent to the trial for the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955. Here a young woman revealed to Hicks the real name of Leroy “Too Tight” Collins, as well as Henry Lee Loggins, alleged witnesses in the Till trial who had been incarcerated in the Charleston jail under false names and charges. Hicks was the only reporter to go into the black community to research evidence in the Till case. Adjacent to this site was the store of J.W. Milam, one of Tillís murderers.
 
Erected 2008 by State of Mississippi.
 
Location. 33° 49.781′ N, 90° 17.636′ W. Marker is in Glendora, Mississippi, in Tallahatchie County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridges Avenue and Gipson Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Bridges Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Bridges Avenue, 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. Sonny Boy Williamson (here, next to this marker); Milam's House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glendora Gin (about 600 feet away); Clinton Melton
J.W. Millam store next to site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. J.W. Millam store next to site.
(approx. ľ mile away); Tallahatchie County (approx. 9.8 miles away); Tallahatchie County Confederate Monument (approx. 10.7 miles away); Emmett Till Murder Trial (approx. 10.7 miles away); Bryant's Grocery (approx. 13.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glendora.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  The Lynching of Emmett Till. James L. Hicks's Investigations in Sumner, MS (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansArts, Letters, MusicCivil Rights
 
Marker next to Mississippi Blues Trail one. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. Marker next to Mississippi Blues Trail one.
View south on 2nd Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. View south on 2nd Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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