(localmemphis.com) – The new sign marking the spot in Mississippi where the body of EmmettTill was found in 1955 will be bulletproof and made of steel.
Till was 14-years-old when he was tortured and killed afteraccusations that he flirted with a white woman. His death became an importantcatalyst in the Civil Rights movement.
The new sign will be steel and covered with one-inch of bulletresistant plastic. That’s important because it has been shot multiple times, thrownin the nearby Tallahatchie River, spray-painted, and defaced with acid.
Earlier this week, a photo emerged showing three white Universityof Mississippi students posing with guns in front of the bullet-riddled sign. Allthree men have been suspended from their Ole Miss fraternity.