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The first marker on the Mississippi Freedom Trail was placed outside Bryant's Grocery in Money, Mississippi on May 18, 2011. This was the location that 14-year-old Emmett Till whistled at a white woman in 1955 and was murdered days later.
This park contains the gravesite of Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
On May 28, 1961, a Greyhound bus with nine Freedom Riders aboard arrived here, the third group of Riders into Jackson. The first two came on Trailways buses May 24. That summer 329 people were arrested in Jackson for integrating public transportation facilities.
Tragedy struck Jackson State College on May 15, 1970, when Jackson police and Mississippi Highway Patrol officers suppressed student unrest with intense gunfire. Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green were killed and many injured when bullets riddled Alexander Hall and peppered nearby areas.
Evers was the first field secretary for the NAACP in Jackson at the time of his death, June 12, 1963. The small house and site of his assassination, and the neighborhood of similar houses that surround it, make palpable the very simple longings for freedom and opportunity that drove the Civil Rights Movement. As a museum and house in a historic district, the renovated structure informs those who visit of the many sacrifices that took place in Jackson and in Mississippi, and presents a modern link in the succession of Mississippi landmarks that communicate the history of the state.
It was here, on August 24, 1955, that Emmett Till whistled at the white woman who co-owned the store with her husband, violating the racial mores of the time. The event precipitated the murder of Till by the woman's husband and brother-in-law. The murder of Emmett Till is often considered the catalyst for the Civil Rights movement. The dilapidated storefront is all that remains.
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