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You are invited to join the family members of Emmett Till and Team Mississippi along with the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Emmett Till Justice For Families in a powerful and historic set of weekend events as we commemorate the 60 year Anniversary and legacy of #EmmettTill "A Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance. August 27-30, 2015. Please come to experience this powerful and historic weekend in Jackson, Mississippi and the Delta area in Mississippi (including Where It All Started). Please share this invite/event with your family and friends in the surrounding areas. Many are planning to bring their families to share in this important time and create shared memories and an experience of a life time.
Thank you for your prayers, moral and spiritual support over these past Ten years! Hope to see you and yours there!
Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
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Emmett Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration “Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”
Saturday, August 29th 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Emmett Till Parade “Marching for Unity and Equality in Remembrance of Emmett Louis Till featuring Till family members invited as Grand Marshals. Location: starting point “Freedom Corner”, Medgar Evers Blvd & Martin Luther King St. End point: Lanier High School, 833 Maple St. Hosted by the City of Jackson, MS. and City Council.
Saturday, August 29th Noon-10 p.m. Experience “WHERE IT ALL STARTED” a Delta Mississippi Bus, Driving, Walking and Museum Tour including Sumner, Glendora, Leflore and Tallahatchie counties and more) and a Remembering Emmett Till Program hosted by the City of Jackson, MS and the City Council, will include invited guests, area and visiting youth, City Council, Emmett Louis Till Family and community. (Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center, fee is $5 for adults and children $3). Post discussion and program with Emmett Till Family and Special guests. Hosted by Area students, Team Mississippi: Deborah Watts, Jessie Jaynes and Patrick Weems.
Sunday August 30: 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Worship Together Service with Till Family and Team Mississippi. The All White event will take place at Alabaster C.O.G.IC located at 940 McDowell Rd., Jackson, MS.
Sunday, August 30, 4 p.m. -6 p.m. Film screening “Who Killed Emmett Till?” and “The Story of Mamie Till Mobley” with an important community discussion Where do we go from here? Lead by Deborah Watts and Priscilla Sterling and Emmett Till Legacy Foundation Board members. Hosted by Mac Epps and Tougaloo College. Location: New Highlights Bldg. on the Tougaloo College campus.
*Times and Locations subject to change.
About Emmett Till: Sixty years ago, on August 28, 1955, 14–year–old Emmett Till , a vibrant black youth from Chicago and the only son of Mamie Till Mobley, was visiting family in Mississippi. He had been accused of whistling at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant at the Bryant grocery store in Money, Mississippi. He was kidnapped in the middle of the night from his uncles’ home near Money, Mississippi by at least two men Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. He was badly beaten, brutally murdered and with a 75 pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck; his body was thrown into the Tallahatchie River. The Grand Jury in Sumner, Mississippi, indicted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for the crime of murder. These two men were then tried on this charge and were acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury after a deliberation of just over an hour. Within four months of their acquittal the two men confessed to the murder. Their confession, the decision by his mother to have an open casket funeral and published pictures of Emmett’s corpse, drew outrage across America and other countries and helped to ignite the historic civil rights movement. More info about the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization "creating a legacy of hope" and building a bridge from the past to the present and future in memory of Emmett Louis Till and in honor of his Mother, Mamie Till Mobley. Feel free to contact us: 763 476 8677 or Info@emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com , www.emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com , facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emmett-Till-Legacy-Foundation/138927..., "Never Again" Movement and Pledge Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Never-Again-Movement-and-Pledge/1360..., Twitter: www.twitter.com/EmmettTill , Instagram: emmetttilllegacyfoundation, Blog: http://emmett-till-legacy-of-hope.blogspot.com/