Friday, August 28, 2015

#EmmettTill60th: #BlackLivesMatter, Then and Now

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Mamie Till-Mobley devoted the last six months of her life to keeping the story of her son, Emmett Till, alive. When Emmet Till was lynched in 1955, his murder galvanized the civil rights movement. In this moment, the continued police and vigilante violence against young Black men has made Tills story more important than ever.
Author and journalist Professor Christopher Benson will speak on his work with Ms. Till-Mobley on the award-winning, criti-cally acclaimed book, Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America. Professor Benson will be joined in conversation by Chaz Ebert, Executive Producer of the Shatterglass Films production of a movie based on the afore mentioned book. The program will also feature a special presentation to the Mamie Till-Mobley Memorial Foundation.
Please purchase your tickets through Eventbrite:
Death of Innocence: Books will be available for purchase, $16 each
DATE: Thursday, August 27, 2015
TIME: 6:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m.
COST: $10.00
DISCOUNT: $5.00 DuSable Members
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