Amzie Moore Residence

By: Davis Houck

A stalwart in the drive to bring northern students—white and black—to the Mississippi Delta in the 1960s, World War II veteran Amzie Moore is less well known for the vital role he played in the Emmett Till case. As the murder trial got underway in Sumner during the week of September 19, word got back to Mound Bayou surgeon, Dr. T. R. M. Howard, among others, that several black plantation workers had either seen Emmett Till on the back of a pick-up truck near Drew and/or they had heard screams coming from a seed barn on Sunday morning, August 28. Continue reading