Keith Petersen has kindly provided us with some photos he took of the site of J.W. Milam’s former house in Glendora, Mississippi and the adjacent M.B. Lowe’s Glendora [Cotton] Gin. Keith Petersen took these photos during his recent trip to Mississippi.
In August 1955, J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant, the owner of Bryant’s Grocery in Money, Mississippi, beat and then murdered Emmett Till in a barn behind J.W. Milam’s house. They then took a 70 lbs. metal fan from the adjacent M.B. Lowe’s Glendora Gin, attached the fan to Emmett Till’s body with barbed wire and threw the body and the fan into the Tallahatchie River, where Emmett Till’s body was found a few days later.
The former M.B. Lowe’s Glendora Gin building is now the site of the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Centre.
Our thanks to Keith Petersen for providing the photos above. We have not yet visited this site but we plan to do so on our next trip to Mississippi.