Friday, September 30, 2016

Medal Of Freedom For Mamie Till Mobley

Please urge President Obama to award Mamie Till Mobley the Presidential Medal of Freedom posthumously in 2016.

We stand on the shoulders of the #motherofthemovement #MameTillMobley...copy the link below, watch the video and Google her name, you will understand why she deserves the Presidental Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

We are calling on all journalist, bloggers, publishers, authors, social justice leaders, supporters, millennials, youth, celebrities, athletes, activists, faith leaders, entrepreneurs, attorneys, film makers, educators, employers, laborers, judges, artists, womens organizations, civic leaders, politicians, candidates, Fraternities. Sororities, current mothers who have lost loved ones to violence and hatred to support the Presidential #MedalofFreedom4Mamie Till Mobley campaign. Click here http://time.com/4399793/emmett-till-civil-rights-photography/ #itstime #wewillnotforget #SpiritofEmmettTill #SpiritofMamieTillMobley #EmmettsDeathNotInVain #blacklivesmatter #womanofcourage #shero
Please help make this effort go viral. Please Share! Repost! Thank you!

Monday, September 26, 2016

Emmett Till casket donated to NMAAHC NewsOne TVOne Interview with Deborah Watts by Roland Martin





Read and watch our co-founder Deborah Watts on NewOne with Roland Martin discuss the Till Family donation made to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Click Here:  http://newsone.com/3545415/emmett-till-casket-donated-to-the-smithsonian-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture/

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Emmett Till Act Reauthorization Briefing September 12 in Washington, DC

Emmett Till Act Reauthorization Briefing

DATE: 9/12/2016
TIME: 4:30 PM TO 7:00 PM | WASHINGTON, DC


This special briefing event brings together the Coalition for Emmett Till Reauthorization act, members of the House of Representatives and investigative journalists who believe it is necessary to pass the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. The passage of the Bill will support the efforts of families and advocates who seek justice for racially-motivated killings of loved ones during the Civil Rights Era and beyond.
Panelists include:
  • Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) and other Till Reauthorization Act co-sponsors
  • Lecia Brooks, Outreach Coordinator, Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Cordero Ducksworth, son of Cpl. Roman Ducksworth
  • Benjamin Greenberg, Investigative Journalist
  • Jannice Hutson-Leon, granddaughter of Ellis Hutson
  • Sheila Moss-Brown, granddaughter of Henry Gilbert
  • Hilary Shelton, Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy, NAACP
  • Deborah Watts, Cousin of Emmett Till and Co-Founder, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
  • Representatives of the Coalition for Reauthorization










Date and Location

Date: 9/12/2016
Time: 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Capitol Visitor Center
Room HVC-215
Washington, DC 20510

Questions?

CONTACT US

Colleen Denick
chdenick@law.syr.edu













Register today!

https://secure.syr.edu/s/1632/02-Alumni/index.aspx?sid=1632&gid=2&pgid=1522&cid=2995


Twitter post: CCJI to Hold Emmett Till Reauthorization Act Briefing on Capitol Hill cousin of #EmmettTill #DeborahWatts on panel http://news.syr.edu/ccji-to-hold-emmett-till-reauthorization-act-briefing-on-capitol-hill-29013/ 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Deborah Watts shares the powerful Legacy #EmmettTill


His cousin, who is also our co-founder #DeborahWatts shares the powerful Legacy of #EmmettTill, the documentary "Who Killed Emmett Till?" and exciting and empowering developments with the men at @Ujamaaplace @ujamaaplacemn Sept 8 in Minneapolis.. it's The Power of History from Tragedy to Triumph! Are you ready to join us, our ambassadors and special guests as we make an impact on our future today? Request a date for your group and city now!  Email us at info@emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Wear Black and White Today, Remember Emmett Till 61st anniversary of his death


Today August 28, marks the 61st Anniversary of #EmmettTill 's death. It's #TimeForUnity in Black & White. Join the Emmett Till Family and many across the world as we keep Emmett's memory, precious life story and legacy alive.
*Wear your power Black and White colors for Unity on August 28.
*Take a pic or selfie,  post and share
*Pause for a moment of Silence at 12 noon.
*Say his name and all others who have lost their lives to hate and violence.
*Share his story with the next generation
* Contact your Congressman/ Congresswoman, urge them to support #TillBill2  Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Act 2016
#JusticeWillPrevail for victims families from 1970, now and future, each of them deserve it! You can make a difference today.

Thank you!
#blacklivesmatter #justicematters #civilrights #mamietillmobley #spiritofemmetttill #RememberingEmmettTill #EmmettTill61st #SpiritofMamieTillMobley
#MedalofFreedom4Mamie

Friday, August 19, 2016

Save the Date! A special CCJI Till Act Reauthorization event in Washington, D.C.! September 12, 2016


 
Save the Date!
Mark your calendars for this special CCJI Till Act Reauthorization event in Washington, D.C.!
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
4:30 – 7:00 p.m.Emmett Till Reauthorization Act
Light Refreshments
LOCATION
Capitol Visitor Center
Room HVC-215
Washington, D.C. 20510
It is time to pass the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016. Hear from families and experts who will discuss the importance of the Bill and its potential for positive impact on both the past and present.
QUESTIONS?
Contact: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation, INFO@EMMETTTILLLEGACYFOUNDATION.COM  763 476 8677
The Coalition for Reauthorization includes: The Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project — Cold Case Justice Initiative — Emmett Till Justice Campaign — Emmett Till Legacy Foundation — Emory University Civil Rights Cold Case Project — Leadership Conference on Civil Rights — Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation — NAACP — NAACP Legal Defense Fund — National Urban League — Southern Poverty Law Center.
 
Emmett Till Legacy Foundation
Mailing Address
 1161 Wayzata Blvd East, Suite 43
 Minneapolis, Minnesota 55391
 info@emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com
@emmetttill

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Remembering Emmett Till. August 28 Marks the 61st Anniversary of Emmett Till's death.



August 28, marks the 61st Anniversary of #EmmettTill 's death.
It's A Time For Unity in Black and White
  • Join us and many across the world as we keep Emmett's memory, precious life story and legacy alive.
  • Share his story.
  • Wear your power black and white colors for Unity on August 28.
  • Take a pic or selfie,  post and share
  • Pause for a moment of Silence at 12 noon.
  • Say his name and all others who have lost their lives to hate and violence.
  • Contact your Congressman/Congresswoman, urge them to support #TillBill2/ The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act 2016

#JusticeWillPrevail for victims families from 1970, now and future, each of them deserve it!
You can make a difference today!

Thank you!

#blacklivesmatter #justicematters #civilrights #mamietillmobley #spiritofemmetttill #RememberingEmmettTill #EmmettTill61st #SpiritofMamieTillMobley #MedalofFreedom4Mamie

Twitter @emmetttill

Tuesday, July 26, 2016



Below is the text from the Senate press release issued on July 15, 2016:

Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act Passes Senate
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Friday July 15, 2016
WASHINGTON – Last night, the Senate approved the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act of 2016, S.2854. Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Sen. Claire McCaskill, (D-MO), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), and Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), introduced this bipartisan, bicameral legislation in April of this year. The House bill, H.R. 5067, is led by Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI). 

Before the passage of major civil rights legislation in the 1960s, hundreds of racially suspicious crimes were committed in this country, and many cases remain unsolved to this day. This bill calls on the Department of Justice and FBI to consult with advocacy organizations, universities, and other entities that have also been gathering evidence on cold cases from the 1960s and beyond. The bill also recognizes the potential for prosecutions at the state level, and seeks to facilitate the state and federal government collaboration toward this end.

“There are still too many unsolved murders and too many families who do not know the truth about what happened to their loved ones,” said Senator Burr. “This remains deeply troubling, but I know that this bill will help bring the truth to light and hold those accountable for atrocities committed decades ago. I am pleased the Senate has passed this bill, as it is an important part of the legacy of Emmett Till and all the other Americans who were brutally murdered and never received justice. While we can never right these unimaginable wrongs, we can reaffirm to future generations that every American is worthy of the law’s protection." 

“This is a big step forward,” said Senator McCaskill, a former Jackson County Prosecutor. “Now is not the time to let up on our efforts to bring justice and closure to families and communities affected by these heinous acts of violence and hatred, and I hope the Republican leaders in the U.S. House move with the same urgency as we’ve seen in the Senate.” 

“Too many families suffer from the unsolved murders of their loved ones during the civil rights era without receiving justice,”said
 Senator Leahy. “The way to best serve these families is to provide our Federal government with the tools it needs to investigate these unsolved crimes, and to hopefully, bring some sense of closure for these families. I thank Congressman Lewis for his tireless work on behalf of the families of these victims of unsolved murders from the civil rights era and I am proud that the Senate has passed this important legislation today.” 

“The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act marked an important step toward getting the victims of racially-motivated crimes, and their families, the answers they deserve,” said Senator Blunt. “There is still much more work to be done, however, and I’m glad that the Senate acted today to reauthorize the legislation to continue supporting efforts to bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.”

More details on the bill available here and Senator Burr introduced comments for the record here.

BACKGROUND
Before the passage of major civil rights legislation in the 1960s, hundreds of racially suspicious crimes were committed in this country, and few attempts to prosecute them were ever pursued.Tuskegee Institute once kept a record of verified lynchings in the United States from 1877 to 1950. The institute documented that nearly 4000 mainly unprosecuted civil rights crimes occurred during that period. Many American families continue to pass down stories of loss and disappearance even today without knowing the truth about what actually happened to their loved ones.

PRIMARY GOALS OF THE BILL
The Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes Reauthorization Act represents a critical opportunity to right these wrongs committed, primarily against African Americans, but also against people of diverse backgrounds. In some cases, individuals still remain who were witnesses to these crimes or who can help provide evidence regarding these incidents. 

This bill reauthorizes and updates the original legislation that was signed into law in 2008. 

It seeks to respond to the concerns of victims' family members and strengthen collaboration between the Justice Department, the FBI, State and local law enforcement, and advocates to pursue these cold cases. 

There is a collective goal to seek the truth about this long-standing tragedies and hold the perpetrators and orchestrators of these atrocities accountable. 

This reauthorization also seeks to respond to the concerns of advocates regarding the implementation of the original legislation.

MAJOR PROVISIONS OF THE LEGISLATION
This bill calls on the Department of Justice and FBI * to consult with civil rights experts, universities, and other entities that have also been gathering evidence in these cold cases;
*Provides clearer direction and improved coordination among federal, state, and local law enforcement and the families of victims, advocates, and academics working on these issues;

*Strengthens the Department of Justice’s reporting requirements;

*Eliminates the pre-1969 time limitation on investigations;

*Eliminates the sunset provision in the original bill;

*Asks the Department of Justice to review specific closed cases that warrant further investigation; 

*Maintains the previous funding levels;

*Establishes the process to reopen, review, and update the public on the cases previously closed and explain the outcome of cases referred to the Department of the Justice;
and 

*Clarifies the law’s intent.

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Sunday, May 15, 2016

60 Year Anniversary Honoring Emmett Till Legacy Day 1 Photos

60 Year Anniversary Honoring Emmett Till : Documentary of 2002 Mamie Till Mobley Visit (Photos below)

Our Thank you to Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, MS, for hosting the family of ‪#‎EmmettTill‬ and the community on August 27, 2015 for their documentary showing of Mamie Till Mobley's 2002 Memorial Visit. ‪#‎EmmettTill60
#RememberingEmmettTill

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10154400103944625&id=138927669624


 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Emmett Till Family Commemorates 60-year Legacy Coverage



Emmett Till Family Commemorates 60-year Legacy
http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/events/2015/aug/28/emmett-till-family-commemorates-60-/?et=19073

Relatives Remember Emmitt Till on the 60th Anniversary of his Brutal Murder
by Desare Frazier
http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/news/2015/08/28/relatives-remember-emmitt-till-on-the-60th-anniversary-of-his-brutal-murder/

Emmett Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration
The Washington Post .......Descendants of Emmett Till gather outside of an old service station in Money, Mississippi on August 29, 2015. The service station is next to what remains of Bryants Grocery & Meat Market, Money, Mississippi, site of an incident that led to a brutal murder that helped kick-start the civil rights revolution.....
http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/descendants-of-emmett-till-gather-outside-of-an-old-service-news-photo/487261426

Emmett Till honored 60 years after his slaying
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/emmett-till-slaying-60-years-later/

Emmett Till remembered 60 years after brutal murder Posted by Jewell Hillery http://www.wbrc.com/story/29902405/emmett-till-remembered-60-years-after-brutal-murder

Emmett Till’s cousin: ‘Murder never crossed my mind’ after he whistled
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/america-tonight/articles/2015/8/26/emmett-till-anniversary-cousin-history-civil-rights.html

Remembering Emmett Till And America’s ‘Disappeared’
http://hereandnow.wbur.org/2015/09/04/jim-crow-era-cold-cases


Events Mark Emmett Till Slaying 60 Years Later By Emily Pettus http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/916355/emmett-tills-family-mark-60th

Events mark Emmett Till slaying 60 years later Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press Updated 12:03 am, Sunday, August 30, 2015 http://www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Events-mark-Emmett-Till-slaying-60-years-later-6469398.php#photo-8543591

Events mark 60 year anniversary of Emmett Till's slaying
http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2015/08/post_50.html

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Emmett-Till-teenager-slaying-60-years-323198751.html

Events in Mississippi, Illinois commemorate 60th anniversary of slaying of Emmett Till
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/27/events-in-mississippi-illinois-commemorate-60th-anniversary-slaying-emmett-till/

Emmett Till 60th year commemoration events planned
http://www.msnewsnow.com/story/29885097/emmett-till-60th-year-commemoration-events-planned  

Emmett Till Honored Today On 60th Anniversary Of His Death by Elisabet Stenberg http://uinterview.com/news/emmett-till-honored-today-on-60th-anniversary-of-his-death/

6 Decades Later, Acquittal Of Emmett Till's Killers Troubles Town
http://www.npr.org/2015/09/25/443205842/six-decades-later-acquittal-of-emmett-tills-killers-troubles-town


 
Bullet holes riddle the historical marker at the site where Emmett Till's body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River in the rural Mississippi Delta.

60 Years After Emmett Till's Murder, Black Lives Still Matter
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/60-years-after-emmett-tills-murder-black-lives-still-matter-n417656


Family remembers Emmett Till during anniversary parade By Roslyn Anderson
http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/29915952/family-remembers-emmett-till-during-anniversary-parade

60 years later, murder of Emmett
Till resonates throughout the nation (Sept 3-9, 2015)
60 years later, murder of Emmett Till resonates throughout the nation
http://themississippilink.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/September-3-2015.pdf

Emmett Till Legacy Foundation - Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/Emmett-Till-Legacy-Foundation-138927669624/timeline/

Why Emmett Till's Life Matters 60 Years After His Brutal Slaying
by Errin Whack
http://abcnews.go.com/US/emmett-tills-life-matters-60-years-brutal-slaying/story?id=33386573

Remembering Emmett Till's Murder, 60 Years Later http://www.nbcnews.com/video/remembering-emmett-tills-murder-60-years-later-515054147616 via @nbcnews

Mississippi town where Emmett Till killed 60 years ago slowly By http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/insight/2015/09/13/fading-history.html

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