Stop AAPI Hate

S1 Ep17 Interview with Mayor Johnny B. Thomas of Glendora, Mississippi

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This episode features conversation with Mayor Johnny Thomas of Glendora, Mississippi about Emmett Till. The Black Bayou Bridge is the infamous bridge where Emmett Till’s body was disposed of located in Glendora, MS. This bridge once connected the town of Glendora to every plantation north, south, east, and west of Glendora, MS and was considered the Las Vegas for the plantations surrounding the town, because its purpose at that time was to connect sharecroppers to Glendora, MS, so that they could go and relieve themselves of their harsh living conditions by venting their frustrations. The bridge has been designated as a historic structure, but lacks the designation civilly due to being the bridge where Emmett’s body was dumped from into the Black Bayou.

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