An old metal fan used for ginning cotton was taken from this gin, the Glendora Gin Company, by Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. After shooting 14-year-old Emmett Till in the head, the men attached the fan, weighing about 70 pounds, to Till’s mutilated corpse with barbed wire before dumping him adjacent to the Tallahatchie River. The old gin now houses the Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center (see glendorams.com).
Murder of Emmett Till