The Lynching Of Emmett Till
from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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