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Law Office of Phil Cherner

The Photography of

Phil Cherner

In addition to his law practice, Phil Cherner is an internationally recognized photographer. Some of his work was recently on display at the Festimatge 2012 exhibition in Calella, Spain.

In 1955 14-year-old Emmitt Till traveled from Chicago to the the Mississippi Delta to spend the summer with family. He supposedly "got smart" with a white woman at this country store in Money, Mississippi and was lynched a couple days later by her husband. The husband and his accomplice were tried and acquitted of the murder in this courtroom, which sits of the second floor of a still-used courthouse in Sumner.