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The museum is across the road from the courthouse where Emmett Till’s murderers were acquitted. It’s still disturbing to see the site where such injustice was done.
Visiting this place is a must for all Americans and anybody who is interested in the history of this country. This small but fascinating Interpretive Center across the road from the Sumner Courthouse, tells the story of the shameful travesty of justice that was the trial of the…
The horror of Emmett Till’s abduction, torture, and murder is addressed in great detail in this interpretive center. And it’s done using mostly the information that was available at the time. What people actually knew at the time — including how many prospective white jurors…
I left exhibit grateful for the courage of Emmett’s mother. She was a strong woman who changed history. I cannot imagine her pain and sadness but she used her tragedy to mobilize people to demand a better world. We all need this courage moving forward.
Greatly enjoyed discussion with staff of the Center, including learning about their photo documentary and story-telling program with local young people. Very good explanatory panels. And a highlight was visiting the courtroom where Emmett Till's killers were "tried." Really…