All Further Articles for 2019-10-21
What We Do With Our History: After Vandalism and Shootings, Emmett Till Gets A New Memorial - Bulletproof
This weekend, survivors of Emmett Till, brutally killed at 14 for allegedly whistling at a white woman, gathered to honor him with a new memorial after earlier ones were repeatedly shot up. This one is bulletproof, which "speaks volumes." Because then as now "evil is learned" - old-timers saying Till "overstepped his bounds," frat boys posing at the site with shotguns, a racist man-baby squawking of "lynching" - advocates insist healing begins "by telling the truth," bullet holes and all.