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Leighton Township Library

The Legacy and Memory of Emmett Till

The Legacy and Memory of Emmett Till
  • When Sep 28, 2022 from 06:30 PM to 07:30 PM (US/Eastern / UTC-400)
  • Where Leighton Township Library
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  • Contact Phone 616-877-4143
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The story of Emmett Till was silenced for over 50 years after his brutal murder on August 28, 1955. Since 2005, new information has been discovered about what really took place after Emmett made the famous whistle to Caroline Bryant after purchasing candy at Bryant’s Grocery in Money, Mississippi.

Presenter Jim Herm will share his research into the post-Civil War South, the legacy of Emmett Till, and the start of the Civil Rights movement. Jim Herm is a resident of Otsego, Michigan and a retired Portage Public School history teacher and counselor. He has visited many of the recently opened historical sites that will be discussed in his presentation, which is intended for listeners 13 and up.

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