Emmett Till was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by two white supremacists, Roy Bryant and his half-brother J.W. Milam. Both men were acquitted of the murder of Emmett Till. A few years later, they admitted to the murder in a Look Magazine interview.
These photographs are taken at the site where Emmett Till's body was removed from the river. A number of other sites may in fact the actual location. Previous memorials have been shot at, destroyed, and gone missing, racism is alive and well in the USA.