Reckoning with Remembrance: History, Injustice, and the Murder of Emmett Till

National Museum of American History 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW

The Emmett Till Memorial Commission erected nearly a dozen historical markers to remember and honor Till, 53 years after he was brutally lynched and killed at age 14. Since 2008, the signs have been defaced, shot at, and stolen. One of those markers, with more than 300 bullet holes, is currently on display as a […]