Friday, August 14, 2015

Emmett Till Family Commemorates 60 Year Legacy August 27-30, 2015 in Mississippi

Emmett Till Family Commemorates 60 Year Legacy August 27-30 2015.   
Emmett Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration
“Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”


[Mississippi] August 17, 2015, All are invited to join the Family of Emmett Till along with the Emmett Louis Till Justice For Families, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) and Ambassadors, City of Jackson, MS, the local and global community in commemorating and honoring the Legacy of Emmett Till and the 60 year anniversary of his death.  
Come  and experience “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”. Support this special and historic Emmett Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration “Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”.

What: Emmett Till Family Commemorates 60 Year Legacy Aug 27-30  Emmett Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration “Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”
When: August 27- 30, 2015
Where: Various locations in Jackson, MS and the Delta area in Mississippi, See details below.

Emmett Till Legacy: 60 year Anniversary Commemoration “Time For Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”
 List of Weekend events “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”. 

·          Thursday, August 27th at 6 p.m a documentary of Mamie Till Mobley’s memorable visit in 2002 with Rev. AD Williams of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Jackson, MS. Location: Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church, 1118 Martin Luther King St., Jackson, MS Featuring Q and A with Emmett Till Family. Hosted by Laura Williams and Priscilla Sterling

·          Friday, August 28th: All day and anywhere in the world, Join us for the annual Time for Unity in Black and White Please wear black and white attire. Observe a Moment of Silence at noon CST  Remembering all of those who have lost their lives to hate, racism and violence. (see Twitter @emmetttill,  Facebook or Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) on Instagram for more details.

·          Friday, August 28th 12p.m-2 p.m. Remembering Emmett Louis Till Legacy Luncheon: 60 Years Later. Guest speaker; Congressman John Lewis, A panel of “Those Who Remember”, with Emmett Till Family as invited guests. Location: Smith Robertson Museum, 528 Bloom Street, Jackson, MS Hosted by Dr. Jay

·          Friday, August 28th 7:45 p.m. -9 p.m. “Remembering Emmett Till” a Candle Light Vigil and Prayer for Peace.  Location: Jackson State University  1400 JR Lynch St. hosted by Team Mississippi

·          Friday, August 28th 10 p.m.- 1 a.m. community Meet and Greet with Till Family and special guests entertainment, music, Elim Art and spoken word. Location: Mediterranean Bar and Grill, 6550 Old Canton Rd. Ridgeland, MS. Free and open to the public. Donations accepted to support the Emmett Till Legacy Scholarship fund.

·          Saturday, August 29th 9:30am – 11:30 a.m.  Emmett Till ParadeMarching for Unity and Equality in Remembrance of Emmett Louis Till featuring Till family members invited as Grand Marshals. Location: starting point “Freedom Corner”, Medgar Evers Blvd & Martin Luther King St. End point: Lanier High School, 833 Maple St. Hosted by the City of Jackson, MS. and City Council.

·          Saturday, August 29th Noon-10pm: Experience “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”  a Delta Mississippi Bus, Driving, Walking and Museum Tour  including Sumner, Glendora, Leflore and Tallahatchie counties and more) and a Remembering Emmett Till Program  hosted by the City of Jackson, MS and the City Council, will include invited guests, area and visiting youth, City Council, Emmett Louis Till Family and community.   (Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center,  fee is $5 for adults and children $3). Post discussion and program with Emmett Till Family and Special guests. Hosted by Area students, Team Mississippi: Deborah Watts, Jessie Jaynes and Patrick Weems.

·          Sunday August 30: 11:30 am-1:00pm Worship Together Service with Till Family and Team Mississippi. The All White event will take place at Alabaster C.O.G.I.C located at 940 McDowell Rd., Jackson, MS. 

·          Sunday, August 30, 4 p.m.-6pm Film screening “Who Killed Emmett Till?” and “The Story of Mamie Till Mobley” with an important community discussion Where do we go from here? Lead by Deborah Watts and Priscilla Sterling and Emmett Till Legacy Foundation Board members. Hosted by Mac Epps and Tougaloo College. Location: New Highlights Bldg. on the Tougaloo College campus.

*Times and Locations subject to change. 

Brought to you by Team Mississippi!: A collaboration including community, civic leaders, clergy,  actors, celebrities, ETLF ambassadors and Emmett Till Family members coming together to Commemorate the 60 year anniversary in memory of Emmett Louis Till and Mamie Till Mobley, “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”. 

About Emmett Till: Sixty years ago, on August 28, 1955, 14–year–old Emmett Till , a vibrant black youth from Chicago and the only son of Mamie Till Mobley, was visiting family in Mississippi. He had been accused of whistling at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant at the Bryant grocery store in Money, Mississippi.  He was kidnapped in the middle of the night from his uncles’ home near Money, Mississippi by at least two men Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam. He was badly beaten, brutally murdered and with a 75 pound cotton gin fan tied around his neck; his body was thrown into the Tallahatchie River.  The Grand Jury in Sumner, Mississippi, indicted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for the crime of murder. These two men were then tried on this charge and were acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury after a deliberation of just over an hour. Within four months of their acquittal the two men confessed to the murder. Their confession, the decision by his mother to have an open casket funeral and published pictures of Emmett’s corpse, drew outrage across America and other countries and helped to ignite the historic civil rights movement.

For more info about the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization "creating a legacy of hope" and building a bridge from the past to the present and future in memory of Emmett Louis Till and in honor of his Mother, Mamie Till Mobley. Feel free to contact us: 763 476 8677 or ,  , facebook:,  "Never Again" Movement and Pledge Facebook page:, Twitter: , Instagram: emmetttilllegacyfoundation, Blog:

Special Note from Team Mississippi:
Our hearts, good spirits, prayers and warm wishes are extended to all family, supporters, friends and organizations who are hosting Remembering Emmett Till and 60 year anniversary observances taking place across the country.
We thank you!
We encourage our readers to support and attend any of these events as applicable..In Unity!
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