“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Glendora, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Tallahatchie County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tallahatchie County, MS (14) Coahoma County, MS (37) Grenada County, MS (17) Leflore County, MS (30) Panola County, MS (10) Quitman County, MS (4) Sunflower County, MS (28) Yalobusha County, MS (7)  TallahatchieCounty(14) Tallahatchie County (14)  CoahomaCounty(37) Coahoma County (37)  GrenadaCounty(17) Grenada County (17)  LefloreCounty(30) Leflore County (30)  PanolaCounty(10) Panola County (10)  QuitmanCounty(4) Quitman County (4)  SunflowerCounty(28) Sunflower County (28)  YalobushaCounty(7) Yalobusha County (7)
Charleston and Sumner are both the county seat for Tallahatchie County
Glendora is in Tallahatchie County
      Tallahatchie County (14)  
      Coahoma County (37)  
      Grenada County (17)  
      Leflore County (30)  
      Panola County (10)  
      Quitman County (4)  
      Sunflower County (28)  
      Yalobusha County (7)  
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1Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — Clinton Melton
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
2Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — Glendora Gin
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
3Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — King's Place
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
4Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — Milam's House
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
5Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — 1 — River Site
On August 31, 1955, Emmett Till's body was found 2.6 miles to the southeast. Fishermen discovered the body on a piece of land adjacent to the Tallahatchie River, where it had been dumped presumably as a warning to the black community. A cotton . . . Map (db m173984) HM
6Mississippi (Tallahatchie County), Glendora — 63 — Sonny Boy Williamson
Front 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
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Oct. 5, 2022