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September 2, 2016

Here is an amazing photo-story by Jessie Jaynes. Jessie is one of our active board members and gives great Emmett Till tours. She chose Daphne Neal as her subject. Mrs. Neal is the first African-American to serve as Circuit Clerk for Tallahatchie County. We are proud of both of these women and glad they call Tallahatchie County home. 

August 29, 2016

This past summer we had the privilege to host Barefoot Workshops thanks to grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services. As part of the grant we hired five new interns and trained our staff, volunteers and community members on how to create photo-documentaries. 

We will be showing these great videos along with other films this fall online and in-person every thursday at 6:00pm starting September 9th until November 10th. These photo stories tell t...

April 2, 2016

Now that the courthouse is restored we have turned our attention to restoring our community. Through the generosity of the Institute for Museum and Library Services we will be conducting a community storytelling project and will be continuing our internship program. Those interested in participating can apply here. 

Our goal is to give a platform for local community members to tell truthful stories about the region with the hope of creating a tapestry...

May 15, 2014

"...We the citizens of Tallahatchie County recognize that the Emmett Till case was a terrible miscarriage of justice. We state candidly and with deep regret the failure to effectively pursue justice. We wish to say to the family of Emmett Till that we are profoundly sorry for what was done in this community to your loved one...We need to understand the system that encouraged these events and others like them to occur so that we can ensure that it never happ...

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