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The Blood of Emmett Till
  • Date: Wednesday, February 08, 2017
  • Time: 5:00 pm
  • Location: William G. McGowan Theater, Washington, DC

In 1955, a fourteen-year-old young black man named Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Mississippi when he was murdered by a group of white men after making flirtatious remarks to a white woman.  Till’s attackers were never convicted, but Till’s lynching became one of the most notorious hate crimes in American history and launched the Civil Rights Movement.  In his latest book, The Blood of Emmett Till, professor Timothy B. Tyson, reexamines this monumental event using a wide range of new sources, interviews, and transcripts and redefines a crucial moment in civil rights history.

A book signing will follow the program. Purchase this book on the day of the event from the National Archives Store and receive a 15% discount (members get 20% off).

All public programs at the National Archives are free and streamed live online via the National Archives’ YouTube channel. Reservations are recommended; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The doors to the building will open 45 minutes prior to the start of the program. Use the Special Events entrance on the corner of Constitution Avenue and 7th Street, NW. Click here for more information on getting to the National Archives and parking.Live captioning will be available online and in the William G. McGowan Theater. If you require an alternative or additional accommodation for an event (such as a downloadable transcript or a sign language interpreter), please send an email to public.program@nara.gov or call 202.357.5000 in advance.