Center Faculty and Students Visit Site of Till Trial
Last Friday, August 28, was the 60th anniversary of the murder of Emmett Till in Money, Mississippi. On Saturday, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner hosted several commemoration events, including tours of the newly renovated Sumner County Courthouse, where Till’s murderers were acquitted. Faculty members Ted Ownby, Jessie Wilkerson, Jodi Skipper, Katie McKee, and David Wharton attended the commemoration with several grad students. Below, a few photos taken by Dr. Wharton and Dr. Skipper.
Southern Studies alumnus Patrick Weems is the Director of the Interpretive Center. Learn more about him in this article from the Jackson Free Press.