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Still another new documentary film on Emmett Till

As more and more people are finally learning about the murder of Emmett Till, I was still urprised to read about a new documentary film entitled “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till” that made its world premiere Feb. 17 at the 20th Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, Calif.  Coming up is the North Carolina premiere […]

Project preserves footnotes in black history

Wheeler Parker and his wife Wheeler Parker remembers vividly the night of Aug. 28, 1955, when two white men burst into his bedroom.”They said, ‘We’re looking for a fat boy from Chicago,’” Parker remembered. The pair were looking for his cousin, Emmett Till, after the 14-year-old black child had whistled at a white woman outside […]

Tallahatchie Co. leaders apologize for Till’s murder trial

Tallahatchie River, near site where Emmett Till’s body was found October 2, 2007BY SHELIA BYRD Associated Press WriterJACKSON, Miss.—- The county where Chicago teenager Emmett Till’s body was found after he allegedly whistled at a white woman officially apologized Tuesday for the way the crime was handled, more than 50 years after the boy died. […]

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Emmett Till; ‘Open Door to Horrid Truths’

Site of the 1955 trial Democratic presidential hopeful Chris Dodd takes a look at the Emmett Till bill for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution .. Fifty-two years ago, EmmettTill, a 14-year-old black boy, was beaten and shot to death for allegedly whistling at a white woman in segregated Mississippi. An all-white jury took 67 minutes to acquit […]

Actor teaches students about Till Lynching

NEWARK — Actor Mike Wiley walked across the gym floor at Wilson Middle School and immediately launched into a monologue setting the scene for a play about a 14-year-old boy beaten and lynched in Mississippi in 1955. During the 45-minute play, a shortened version of the two-hour play “Dar He,” Wiley portrayed 10 characters, often […]