The vandalized civil rights memorial martyr Emmet to To Mississippi was removed and will be replaced with a new fire sign. was at the center of a disturbing picture of three white students at the University of Mississippi who were staring at the pistol signs.
One of these students posted the photo on their personal account at Instagram in March, according to an article published this week by the Mississippi Reporting Center and ProPublica. All three students were removed from Ole Miss's brotherhood. AP file
The photo shows a purple historical tag full of bullet holes, although it is not clear who is responsible for these damages.
When the Emmett Emergency Memorial Committee keeps a week marker that a photo story will be published, she decides to remove the 50 pound sign that has to be replaced by replacing 500 pounds of steel.
Commission Chief Executive Patrick Weims told NBC News on Friday that the memorial had been destroyed before by vandals, and he is certain that others will try to destroy the new one, which will be the fourth on the site.
"We are not naive that it will end," said Wims. "Manufacturers say this is a non-armored sign, we will test this theory."
"This is a continuous saga," he said.
The repeated efforts of vandals to destroy the monument stem from the difficulty of confronting the story of Till's brutal murder, said Susan Glison, a co-founder and partner in Sustainable Equity, who consulted the Commitment to Remember.
Till, a teenager from Chicago, was visiting his family in the Mississippi delta in the summer of 1955 when a gang of white men kidnapped, tortured and killed him. her son's ark is open at his funeral to show the violence of her son. An all-white, all-male court jury acquitted two white men accused of murder.
By Thursday he would be 78.
The new memorial is planned to be installed at a ceremony on October 19, and some of Til's relatives are expected to attend.