Emmett Till Legacy Foundation Launches Online Campaign for Justice; announces Music for Emmett event

Push for justice coincides with what would have been Emmett Till's 79th Birthday, July 25
By: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
 
MINNEAPOLIS - July 24, 2020 - PRLog -- This year marks the 65th anniversary of the horrific torture and killing of Emmett Till. Leading up to his birthday on July 25, the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (http://emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com/) (ETLF) is driving an online campaign to call on the public to hold law enforcement accountable to move this 65 year old murder case forward with an indictment and charges and to demand Justice for Emmett Till while the case remains open and active with the Department of Justice.

In this age of raised awareness around the treatment of Black and brown Americans, the online petition and text campaign allows the public, activists, and supporters of the Foundation to make a real difference in the trajectory of the open case by supporting the family.

Through the online campaign participants can text EMMETT to 243725 (https://tinyurl.com/y3v5dauk), find out who in law enforcement and government to contact by tweet, phone or email, and contribute to the Foundation to support its efforts to bring those accountable to justice in Emmett's case. This is a part of the year long #JusticeForEmmettTill campaign.

"The time for justice is now, the clock is ticking fast. It is important that the jurisdictional authorities in Mississippi, the Attorney General and District Attorney hold the one surviving known accomplice accountable before it's too late. " says Deborah Watts, co-founder and executive director of ETLF and cousin of Emmett Till. "For 65 years members of our family have been pressing for answers and to hold those involved in the murder of Emmett Till accountable. But now we need the help of Congress and all Americans who care about the application of true justice in this country."

On July 25 Emmett Till Legacy Foundation hosting Music for Emmett to honor Till's birthday

This is a virtual tribute to the life and legacy of Emmett Louis Till on the anniversary of his 79th Birthday on July 25, 2020, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. CST, and includes special guest/celebrity performers and panelists. Those interested in attending this virtual event need to Register at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-for-emmett-virtual-online-tickets-114003922802. This Zoom event will also be live streaming on ETLF's Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/EmmettTillLegacyFoundation) account.

Musical performances, tributes and panelists:

• Gary Hines
• Gregg August
• ALA.NI
• Carlos Johnson
• D. Kevin Williams
• Thelma Wright Edwards
• Abigail Dickson
• Zora Evangeline
• Keith Beauchamp
• Leslie Redmond
• Marquise Hunt

*Moment of Silence at 12 noon CST for 79 seconds

*Say Their Names Inspirational message from: Rev. Matthew and Shawna Watley of Kingdom Fellowship AME Church

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