Monday, August 23, 2010

Emmett Till Weekend

Please plan to attend:
The gala includes a museum tour, VIP reception with specialty cocktails sponsored by CONJURE, live entertainment featuring the talented songstress Sheila Raye Charles-daughter of the legendary Ray Charles, bringing Chi-Soul is YAW and others, a silent and live auction featuring art, jewelry, sought memorabilia from around the country and other items, while launching theNever Again” national movement and pledge.

WHO: Invited Guests to include author, cousin and eyewitness to the kidnapping of Emmett Till, Simeon Wright. Honorary Ambassadors: Author and syndicated talk show host Tavis Smiley; former Young and the Restless actress Victoria Rowell; Comedian, Sinbad; Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr.; Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison; National Urban League CEO Marc Morial; President of Bennett College Dr. Julianne Malveaux; Super Bowl Champion and current NFL player Fred Robbins; Former NBA player Troy Hudson; NFL player Danny Clark; Little Rock Nine Ernest Green; Ambassador Andrew Young; President National Urban League Young Professionals Barton Taylor; President Rainbow Push Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. and more.

WHEN: Friday, August 27, 2010 7-10 p.m.

TV Journalist and Honorary Ambassador Dara McIntosh will be the Mistress of Ceremonies for the 55th anniversary gala. She will unveil video presentations from supporters of the historic event and read remarks for the family of Emmett Till.

Saturday August 28th, 2010 -
1:00pm-3:30pm: ETLF will launch the Never Again Movement and Pledge at a community gathering and youth rally in the parking lot of the Greater Salem Baptist Church at 215 S 71st. (71st street and Wentworth). On the same day, the actual day of Emmett Till’s lynching, the Foundation will support the Emmett Till Commemoration Initiatives with a silent march (wearing black and white) for “Hands Across Emmett Till Memorial Bridge”. 
3:00cst./4:00cst: The nation is being asked to pause for a moment of silence.

Sunday, August 29th 2010 at 2:30pm: The ETLF Time of Reflection and Remembrance weekend concludes . with a graveside wreath ceremony at Burr Oak Cemetery (4400 W. 127th Street, Alsip, IL) honoring Mamie Till Mobely and Emmett Till.

Monday, August 2, 2010

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