Film screening: "Who Killed Emmett Till?"

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:15 pm

The community is invited to attend a screening of the film Who Killed Emmett Till. The movie will be followed by a discussion with Deborah Watts, a cousin of Till. This event is free and open to the public. This film is not recommended for children under 13 years-of-age due to the graphic images and topic of discussion.

According to the PBS synopsis of the film: "In August 1955, a 14-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn't understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, when two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally and then shot him in the head...The murder and the trial horrified the nation and the world. Till's death was a spark that helped mobilize the Civil Rights movement."

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