Milam’s House

Milam's House

This site was the home of JW Milam, who with his half-brother, Roy Bryant, murdered 14-yearold Emmett Till on August 28, 1955. The men had been acquitted for the murder 4 months before confessing to journalist William Bradford Huie, during which Milam claimed he and his brother initially beat Till in the barn behind the house. Milam forced some of his black employees to wash out the bloody truck, which had been used to carry Till’s body to the Tallahatchie River. He later admitted to burning Till’s clothes in the backyard.