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USNPS will have its share of challenges developing the new NMon honoring Emmett Till and his mother

MONEY, Miss. — Nothing much is left of the notorious grocery store in the Mississippi Delta, just a roofless pile of red bricks and rotting wood that’s covered by a green tangle of vines and weeds.

Only a roadside sign next to a towering magnolia tree tells the story of what happened in this tiny community on the evening of Aug. 24, 1955, when Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy from Chicago, went to Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market to buy some candy and then whistled outside at the white woman working behind the counter. Four days later, he was abducted and lynched.

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