Groups in Mississippi struggle to commemorate—or ignore—murder that symbolized Civil Rights era
MONEY, Miss. — Along the edge of Money Road, across from the railroad tracks, an old grocery store rots.
In August 1955, a 14-year-old black boy visiting from Chicago walked in to buy candy. After being accused of whistling at the white woman behind the counter, he was later kidnapped, tortured, lynched and dumped in the Tallahatchie River.