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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
Adjacent to Tallahatchie County, Mississippi
▶ Coahoma County (29) ▶ Grenada County (8) ▶ Leflore County (26) ▶ Panola County (9) ▶ Quitman County (1) ▶ Sunflower County (16) ▶ Yalobusha County (2)
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|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 Milam’s friend Elmer . . . — — Map (db m89871) HM|
|An old metal fan used for ginning cotton was taken from this gin, the M.B. Lowe's Glendora Gin, by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. After shooting the 14-year-old Emmett Till in the head, the men attached the fan, weighing over 70 pounds, to Till’s . . . — — Map (db m89882) HM|
|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 . . . — — Map (db m89872) HM|
|This site was the home of J.W. Milam, who along with his half-brother, Roy Bryant, murdered 14-year-old Emmett Till on August 28, 1955. The two men confessed to journalist William Bradford Huie, during which Milam claimed he and his brother . . . — — Map (db m89876) HM|
Sonny Boy Williamson (c. 1912-1965), one of the premier artists in blues history, was born on a Glendora plantation under the name Alex Miller. A colorful character and charismatic performer, he was widely known as . . . — — Map (db m90025) HM|
|In August 1955 the body of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black youth from Chicago, was found in the Tallahatchie River. On September 23, in a five day trial held in this courthouse, an all-white jury acquitted two white men, Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, . . . — — Map (db m89870) HM|
|Org. Dec. 23, 1833, after Third Choctaw Cession. Name means "River of the Rock." Tillatoba first county seat. Three adjacent counties contain part of original county. County seats are Charleston and Sumner. — — Map (db m89748) HM|
"For truth dies
not and by her
light they raise
the flag whose
starry folds have
and by the low
tents of the
they left the . . . — — Map (db m90268) WM|
In his autobiography,
father of the blues, W.C. Handy
stated that he first heard the blues,
a native negro ballad form, in the
railroad station of Tutwiler in 1895. — — Map (db m89919) HM|
Bandleader W. C. Handy was waiting for a train here at the Tutwiler railway station circa 1903 when he heard a man playing slide guitar with a knife and singing “Goin’ where the Southern cross’ the Dog.” Handy later . . . — — Map (db m90027) HM|