Community with Confederate monument gets Emmett Till statue

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Jordan said he hopes it will entice tourists to visit Greenwood and learn more about the history of the area.

“So much has been said about this case,” Jordan said this week. “Hopefully, it will bring all of us together.”

Till and Parker had traveled from Chicago to spend the summer of 1955 with relatives in the deeply segregated Mississippi Delta. On Aug. 24, the two teens joined other young people in a short trip to the store in Money. Parker said he heard Till whistle at shopkeeper Carolyn Bryant.

Four days later, Till was abducted in the middle of the night from his uncle’s home….

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