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Emmitt Till historical marker rededicated after being vandalized

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JACKSON, MS (WMC) -

An Emmitt Till historical marker that was vandalized several months ago was rededicated on Tuesday.

The sign now stands again at the former Bryant's Grocery in Money, Mississippi, in Leflore County. It shares information detailing how Till's death galvanized the Civil Rights movement.

The 14-year-old African-American was lynched after offending a white woman in 1955.

In May, the historical marker was vandalized and damaged when someone scratched the marker with a blunt tool. In addition, vinyl panels that contained photos of Till and writings about him had been peeled off.

The sign was erected in 2011.

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