Emmett Till 80th Birthday Commemoration
By: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation is hosting a series of events..
Friday, July 23 Hear My Voice! Are you listening? A powerful virtual Roundtable with MN Attorney General Keith Ellison, Jerome Treadwell, Keith Beauchamp, Akinyele Umoja, Dale Killinger, Family Members of Emmett; Wheeler Parker, Deborah Watts and Priscilla Sterling.
Saturday, July 24 : Emmett Till 80th Birthday Commemoration Black Tie Affair
Theme: Justice, Hope, Perseverance, and Love!
Sunday, July 25, Noon CST:
Time for Unity in Black and White. A silent yet powerful protest against racism, hate and injustice.
Please wear black and white attire.
Observe a Moment of Silence at noon CST.
Sunday, July 25, 3:00 pm CST. "March to Remember Emmett Louis Till"
Stand with Emmett Till's Family.
Hosted by Families Supporting Families Against Police Violence.
Location: Governor's Mansion (MN)
Sunday, July 25 6:00 pm CST. "Music For Emmett" 80th Birthday Commemoration Virtual Broadcast. Featuring performances from Grammy award winning artists, guest speakers, with special tributes.
Sunday, July 25, 8:30 pm CST. Emmett Till 80th Birthday "Prayer and Candlelight Vigil"
with Emmett Till's Family, and George Floyd's family.
Location: George Floyd Square 38th & Chicago Ave S. Minneapolis, MN
Speak with family members of Emmett Till, guest speakers, young activists, and members of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation.
Contact Teri Watts at 832.217.0530, firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott McDowell at 929.351.5887, scottmcdowellny@
About Emmett Till:
On August 28, 1955, 14 year old Emmett Till was kidnapped in the middle of the night from his uncle's home near Money, Mississippi. Till, a black youth from Chicago visiting family in Mississippi, was kidnapped and murdered, his body thrown into the Tallahatchie River. He had been accused of whistling at a white woman in Money, MS. His badly beaten body was found days later in Tallahatchie County. His murderers were acquitted. His Mother, Mamie Till Mobley's brave decision to have an open casket funeral, inspired a movement.
About Emmett Till Legacy Foundation:
ETLF, now in it's sixteenth year, Preserves the past and inspires the future. We bring awareness to Emmett's relevance today, by offering programs, scholarships and events. We have taken the torch from Mamie Till Mobley, by honoring her and Emmett Till's legacy. ETLF educates, equips, inspires and empowers youth, women, men and families for a better future.
Website Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (https://emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com/
Support Emmett Till's family by signing the Justice for Emmett Till Petition.
to sign Text the name EMMETT to the number 243725.
Support The HF2586 Emmett Louis Till Victims Recovery Program.
Emmett Till Legacy Foundation