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Emmett Till 60 year Anniversary and Legacy‬ "A Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance.

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

See PDF flyer. Feel free to download, print, post and share

See invite on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/927752600600970

Check out the blog for more info: http://emmett-till-legacy-of-hope.blogspot.com/

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Emmett  Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration “Time  For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”

List  of Weekend events “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”. 
Thursday,  August 27th at 6 p.m. a documentary of Mamie Till Mobley’s  memorable visit in 2002 with Rev. AD Williams of Cornerstone Baptist  Church in Jackson, MS. Location: Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1118 Martin Luther King St., Jackson, MS  Featuring Q and A with Emmett Till Family. Hosted by Laura Williams and  Priscilla Sterling
Friday,  August 28th: All day and anywhere in the world, Join us for the annual Time for Unity in Black and  White Please wear  black and white attire. Observe a Moment of Silence at noon CST  Remembering all of those  who have lost their lives to hate, racism and violence. (see Twitter  @emmetttill,  Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emmett-Till-Legacy-Foundation/138927669624 or Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) on Instagram for more details. 
 
Friday,  August 28th 12 p.m.. -2 p.m. Remembering Emmett Louis Till Legacy  Luncheon: 60 Years Later. Guest speaker; Congressman John Lewis, A panel  of “Those Who Remember”, with Emmett Till Family as invited guests. Location: Smith Robertson Museum, 528  Bloom Street, Jackson, MS Hosted by Dr. Jay
 
Friday,  August 28th 7:45 p.m. -9 p.m. “Remembering Emmett Till” a Candle Light Vigil  and Prayer for Peace.  Location: Jackson State University   1400 JR Lynch St. hosted by Team Mississippi.
 
Friday,  August 28th 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. community Meet and Greet with Till  Family and special guests entertainment, music, Elim Art and spoken  word. Location: Mediterranean Bar  and Grill, 6550 Old Canton Rd. Ridgeland, MS. Free and open to the public.  Donations accepted to support the Emmett Till Legacy Scholarship  fund.

Saturday,  August 29th 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Emmett Till ParadeMarching 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/

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Special Note from Team Mississippi!:

Our hearts, good spirits, prayers and warm wishes are extended to all family, supporters, friends and organizations who are hosting Remembering Emmett Till and 60 year anniversary observances taking place across the country.

We thank you!

We encourage our readers to support and attend any of these events as applicable..In Unity!

 

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