Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Emmett Till Act Reauthorization Briefing September 12 in Washington, DC

Emmett Till Act Reauthorization Briefing

DATE: 9/12/2016

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



Colleen Denick

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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/ 

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