The Lynching Of Emmett Till

Emmett Louis Till was born in Chicago Il, on July 25, 1941. Shortly after his birth, his parents Louis and Mamie separated leaving Mamie as the sole parent. In 1955, Emmett and his cousin went to visit family in Mississippi.
When Nov 05, 2011
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where York College Performing Arts Center
Contact Phone 718-262-2559
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His mother, conscious of the prejudice and racism rampant in Mississippi, instructed Emmett to “mind his manners” around white people. According to some, Emmett whistled at a white woman. Others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date. Still others claim he said, “Bye, baby” as he left the store. What followed remains as one of the most brutal and senseless accounts of American racial violence in our history. The Lynching of Emmett Till explores the tragic death of this innocent and well-loved young boy and the powerful impact it had upon the emerging American Civil Rights movement.

Saturday, November 5, 2011 • 3:00pm & 7:00pm $20.00 Adults / $10.00 Students & Seniors

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