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.
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