Racist Vandals Destroy Memorial for Emmett Till for the 4th Time

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August 07, 2018Aug 07, 2018

A terrible news story is making headlines after vandals have attacked a memorial just days after it was replaced. This is truly a disheartening incident.

"A sign memorializing Emmett Till, who was brutally murdered 63 years ago, has been vandalized -- again. It's the third sign to go up at the site outside Glendora, Mississippi, near where the 14-year-old's body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in 1955. And it was installed just 35 days before it was pierced with bullets," reported CNN.

This isn't the first time there has been trouble with the memorial marker. It was established in 2007 and has been vandalized or destroyed four separate times.

"The first sign went up along the river in 2007, 52 years after Emmett's death. In 2008, it was stolen, Weems said. Nobody ever found it. Eight years later, its replacement was riddled with bullet holes in multiple acts of vandalism. That sign now sits in the interpretive center's museum," reported CNN.

The sad event is a reminder that racism still exists. Please join us in praying for a peaceful resolution to this issue and for an end to racism across the world.

"No one seems to know who's responsible for the incidents. Two spokespeople from the Tallahatchie County Sheriff's Office did not know of any arrests or findings made related to any of the signs," reported CNN.

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