Wright Family Residence

By: Davis Houck

On this small parcel of land nearly three miles east of Money and the Bryant Grocery and Meat Market, Moses Wright and his family sharecropped 25 acres of cotton on the Grover Frederick Plantation. While the family home was destroyed by a tornado in the 1980s, the Wrights lived in a relatively comfortable six-room house that had once been the residence of the Frederick family. Continue reading

East Money Church of God in Christ and Cemetery

By: Davis Houck

When Emmett Till’s body was discovered in the Tallahatchie River on Wednesday morning, August 31, plans were hastily made to have him buried here in the small cemetery at the East Money Church of God in Christ—a humble black church that Moses Wright once pastored. Continue reading

Leflore County Courthouse

By: Davis Houck

Leflore County Sheriff George Smith and his deputy, John Ed Cothran drove north to the Bryant Grocery and Meat Market in the early afternoon of Sunday, August 28; the officers had been informed of what had taken place early that morning at the Wright residence by Moses and his brother-in-law, Crosby Smith. Continue reading

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

Bryant Grocery and Meat Market

By: Davis Houck

On Wednesday evening, August 24, Emmett Till, along with several cousins and friends, drove from the East Money Church of God in Christ, where they’d dropped off Moses and Elizabeth Wright for services, 3 miles west to Money. Continue reading