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Mystery solved?

In 1967, singer-songwriter Bobbie Gentry won a triple Grammy for her song “Ode to Billy Joe.” The 7-minute song discusses Billie Joe McAllister jumping off the Tallahatchie Bridge after throwing something off the bridge. She has never revealed what was thrown off that Mississippi bridge, but this is only a few steps from Bryant’s Grocery where 14-year Emmett Till allegedly whistled at a white woman. He was murdered, his body dumped into the Tallahatchie River.

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