Emmett Till Trail / by Will Jacks


The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 has been described as the “spark that lit the fuse of the modern Civil Rights Movement.” The Emmett Till Trail includes key sites where the Till tragedy unfolded. Visit Bryant’s Grocery Store in Money, Mississippi, where events leading up to the Till's murder began. Experience the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center, a community-based museum located in a former cotton gin that provides a moving local interpretation of the tragedy. See the site of the Emmett Till murder trial at the Sumner Courthouse in Tallahatchie County, which has been restored to its 1955 appearance.

This project was made possible by support from the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area, a partnership with the National Park Service