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Can a Gas Station Remember a Murder?

Can a Gas Station Remember a Murder? Essay .................... by Dave Tell Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market, where Emmett Till allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant (pictured here), September 17, 1955, Money, Mississippi, Getty Images.   he ruins of Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market and the beautifully restored Ben Roy’s Service Station stand sixty-­ even feet apart from each other on the southern edge of Money, Mississippi, the small hamlet visited by Emmett Till in August 1955. Both stores are now owned by a trio of siblings with a personal investment in the memory of Till’s murder. Annette Morgan, Harry Tribble, and Martin Tribble are the three children of Ray Tribble, an unrepentant juror from the 1955 trial of Till killers Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam. After the trial, the elder Tribble excelled in business, the family accrued farmland around Money and, in the mid 1980s, the Tribble brothers purchased the two-­ tory building that once housed Bryant’s Grocery. After Annette and Harry purchased Ben Roy’s Service Station in 2003, the family owned everything in Money except the Baptist church and the decommissioned post office. While only Bryant’s Grocery had a direct link to the murder of Emmett Till, both stores have come to play http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

Can a Gas Station Remember a Murder?

Southern Cultures , Volume 23 (3) – Oct 31, 2017

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Essay .................... by Dave Tell Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market, where Emmett Till allegedly whistled at Carolyn Bryant (pictured here), September 17, 1955, Money, Mississippi, Getty Images.   he ruins of Bryant’s Grocery & Meat Market and the beautifully restored Ben Roy’s Service Station stand sixty-­ even feet apart from each other on the southern edge of Money, Mississippi, the small hamlet visited by Emmett Till in August 1955. Both stores are now owned by a trio of siblings with a personal investment in the memory of Till’s murder. Annette Morgan, Harry Tribble, and Martin Tribble are the three children of Ray Tribble, an unrepentant juror from the 1955 trial of Till killers Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam. After the trial, the elder Tribble excelled in business, the family accrued farmland around Money and, in the mid 1980s, the Tribble brothers purchased the two-­ tory building that once housed Bryant’s Grocery. After Annette and Harry purchased Ben Roy’s Service Station in 2003, the family owned everything in Money except the Baptist church and the decommissioned post office. While only Bryant’s Grocery had a direct link to the murder of Emmett Till, both stores have come to play

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Oct 31, 2017

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