Not Again! Vandals Destroy Emmett Till Memorial Sign [Photo]

Just nine months after a vandal destroyed a historical marker at the site of where 14-year-old Emmet Till was kidnapped and killed in 1955, someone vandalized it again.

The sign had large parts of its text and photos scraped off by Monday morning.

via NYDN:

The sign in Money recounted Till’s life, though the vandals appear to have wanted to destroy a reminder of the town’s painful past.

“This time, it’s more sinister because it’s carefully thought out. It’s not a defacing, but an erasing,” the the Emmett Till Memory Project’s Davis Houck told The Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

Houck referred to the defacement of another sign in October, when the marker where Till’s body was found was riddled with bullets.

More than $25,000 was later raised to replace that sign.

Allan Hammons, whose company made the Bryant’s Grocery sign, said that the marker cost more than $8,000 to make, and that repairs for the damaged words will be at least $500.

They need to go ahead and put this sign under 24/7 surveillance.

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