Are you ready to grab the attention of your youth or group?
Well, this documentary and Emmett's story will give you or your group:
* a great platform to share a piece of history that should never be forgotten or repeated.
* an excellent opportunity to discuss how Emmett Till's story still has relevance to your community and youth today.
* inspiration to continue exercising your rights and making a difference in the lives of others.
See below for a recent press release:
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For Immediate release:
Who Killed Emmett Till? an American History wake up call! "Journey Back with us to Move Forward"
[January 3, 2012] Ray Metoyer (BROADCAST JOURNALIST), The Director of the documentary, Who Killed Emmett Till? and Deborah Watts (AUTHOR OF 101 WAYS TO KNOW YOU'RE "BLACK" IN CORPORATE AMERICA) co founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Till Family member/cousin, will be sharing the 45 minute documentary at various venues across the country.
WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL? Documentary Description:
The murder of Emmett Till in August of 1955 became one of the pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement because of the tireless efforts of his mother Mamie Till Mobley. Emmett, who was from Chicago, was visiting his relatives in Money, Mississippi, when he was kidnapped, tortured and murdered for whistling at a white woman. His mother fought to bring his body back to Chicago and then showed the world what they had done to him. Americans from all walks of life were appalled at the horrible pictures of his disfigured body which were printed in magazines like Jet, Ebony and Life. For the first time there was visible proof of the horrors of the racism and terror that many Blacks were experiencing in the South.
The documentary, “Who Killed Emmett Till?” directed by Ray Metoyer, takes a look at the time line of the murder with first hand interviews from witnesses who were there when Emmett was kidnapped from his family. We see the barn where he was tortured and killed and look back on the murder investigation, where his killers were allowed to walk away without even a slap on the wrist.
Through the film we learn more about the vicious climate of hatred that permeated the South and how the Emmett Till murder was part of a much larger campaign to maintain a climate of fear for southern Blacks, who weren't even allowed to vote at that time. The case today has lead to new investigations into dozens of unsolved murders from the early days of the fight against segregation. But we also learn that there is an undying interest in Emmett Till from people all over the world, including Emmett Till’s family and the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) who still want answers today.
We also witness how the ETLF, established in 2005 by co founder and Till Family member, Deborah Watts, commemorates the memory of Emmett’s murder and dedicates its ongoing efforts to turning an ugly part of American History into a positive, inspired and empowered future for youth in America and across the world.
Contact us to:
= request a viewing of Who Killed Emmett Till? and post discussion for your next event
= email us at email@example.com or phone us at 763 476 8677 in the meantime..........
= identify the type of event that you are planning
= identify the lead contact person
= tell us the estimated number of attendees
= identify your venue and proposed date/time,
= secure the AV equip (DVD player and monitor or big screen) and
= share the details with us via email, place WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL? in the subject line and send to: info@EmmettTillLegacyFoundation.com= get support and promote event to your audience and
= help us "create a legacy of hope" by making a generous donation to the ETLF after your event
= budget/arrange travel, transportation and lodging for Deborah Watts and/or Ray Metoyer (of GA ) (as appropriate and schedule permitting)
BELOW IS A BRIEF PRESENTATION OF "WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL?" on facebook. Click the link below:
With sincere appreciation,
Teri on behalf of:
Co-Founder and Till Family member
Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
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