Historical marker honoring Emmett Till riddled with bullet holes

(FoxNews.com) - A historical marker placed at the site where Emmett Till's body was found in a Mississippi river has been riddled with dozens of bullet holes, activists say.

Till, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago, was visiting relatives in the South when he was kidnapped and lynched for whistling at a white woman on Aug. 28, 1955. his body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River three days later.

Two half-brothers were acquitted of the killing by an all-white jury, but confessed in a magazine interview months later. The case is now considered to be a galvanizing moment in the civil rights movement.

A photo of the vandalized marker was posted on Facebook last week by Kevin Wilson Jr.

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