Seed Barn, Site of Emmett Till’s Torture and Murder

By: Davis Houck

According to the so-called “confession” penned by journalist William Bradford Huie in the January 24, 1956 edition of LOOK Magazine, Emmett Till was beaten in a shed behind J.W. Milam’s house in Glendora, taken to a steep bank on River Road, shot in the head and dumped into the Tallahatchie River and weighted down by a 75-pound blast wheel from a cotton gin. Continue reading