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Who Killed Emmett Till? Film Screening and Q&A

February 11 @ 3:00 pm-6:30 pm


Metropolitan State University will host a reception and viewing of the film Who Killed Emmett Till. Following the film presentation there will be question and answers session with Mrs. Deborah Watts, the cousin of Emmett Till.

According to the PBS synopsis of the film: “In August 1955, a 14-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, a teen from Chicago, didn’t understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, when two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally and then shot him in the head…The murder and the trial horrified the nation and the world. Till’s death was a spark that helped mobilize the Civil Rights movement.”

**Content Warning** Due to the graphic images and discussion, please note film not recommended for children under 13 years of age.

Reception with meal will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Film viewing with Q&A to follow at 4:30 p.m.

Film duration: 1 hour

For additional details or questions, please contact Chesay Colson, Multicultural Coordinator at chesay.colson@metrostate.edu.

Event sponsored by Metropolitan State University’s Multicultural and American Indian Retention Services and the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action.

If there is an need for disability accessibility, including parking to make the event accessible, please contact The Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1549 or accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu.


February 11
3:00 pm-6:30 pm
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