Friday, September 03, 2021

Bullet-ridden Emmett Till sign on display at Smithsonian

A new exhibit at the National Museum of American History will display the bullet-ridden sign that was placed by the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi in remembrance of Emmett Till.

The bullet-riddled sign will be shown starting Friday in the heart of the museum. You have to pass it to get to the Star Spangled Banner and George Washington.

The display of the sign is meant to “reflect on the ways that this history of anti-Black violence is very much present with us today,” museum curator Tsione Wolde-Michael said Thursday.

The monthlong display of the sign is part of the exhibit “Reckoning with Remembrance: History, Injustice and the Murder of Emmett Till.”

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