Nation's Leading Youth Activists Demand Justice For Emmett Till on August 28

A coalition of young leaders from across the country with the aim to connect the past to the present with efforts to preserve history and demand accountability, echoes the 67 years of cries demanding that justice be served for Emmett Till.
By: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
NEW YORK - Aug. 24, 2022 - PRLog -- On the historic day of August 28th, Gen Z Calls for Action Demanding Justice for Emmett Till, on the 67th Anniversary of his death.

Youth Never Let Up Coalition, led by Generation Z leaders representing multiple organizations from across the Nation, will convene for a mass mobilization of intergenerational peoples demanding for #JusticeforEmmettTill.

Generation Z echoes the 67 years of cries demanding that justice be served.

WHAT: Protest and press conference demanding Justice for Emmett Till.

WHEN: August 28th, 2022 at 5:00 P.M. EST

WHERE: Times Square New York (red steps)

ORGANIZERS: Youth Never Let Up Coalition (YNLU), Youth Ambassadors of Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF)
  • Jerome Richardson, Executive Director of Minnesota Teen Activists
  • Anya Dillard, Founder of The Next Gen Come Up
  • Kiara Williams, Co-Founder of Warriors In the Garden
  • Channing Hill, President Howard University NAACP; NAACP Youth Activist of the Year Image Awardee
  • Devan Vilfrard, Florida A&M Chief of Justice, Florida State Youth & College NAACP President
  • Nupol Kiazolu, Miss Liberia USA, Founder of We Protect Us, Former President of BLM Greater-New York
  • Zayla Bryant, Harvard Counsel Diversity Project
  • Tylik McMillan, Former National Action Network Youth Director
  • Marquise Hunt, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation Youth Lead Ambassador
  • Kahlil Greene, Gen Z Historian, First Black Student Body President at Yale

WHY: Justice for Emmett Till has been on hold for 67 years since the 14-year-old's lynching sparked the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Carolyn Bryant Donham, who is alive and evading accountability, incited Till's murder but was never indicted by the Mississippi District Attorney, Dewayne Richardson and the state's Grand Jury. Overwhelming evidence that spans decades show this miscarriage of justice is long overdue for redress.

OTHER DETAILS: Youth will begin rallying around 4:00 P.M. The organizers, in collaboration with the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, will take questions from the press.

Please note, organizers will be wearing black #Justice for Emmett Till shirts the day of the protest.

*Attendees are invited to wear the colors black and white in remembrance of Emmett Till.
Remember Emmett Till, say his name and say the names of all of those whose lives have been stolen.

For more information:

Channing Hill,
Youth Never Let Up
Media Liaison

Teri Watts
Emmett Till Legacy Foundation

Channing Hill
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