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Emmett Till's Memory Lives 3h
“Remembering Emmett Till” by is on the list of Books of the Year. We agree and fully endorse this great book! “A fine history of racism, poverty and memory in the Mississippi Delta told through the lynching of Emmett Till...”
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 5
“I am urging all members of the UM community--students, staff, faculty, alumni---to either attend this public meeting on Dec. 6 or call 601-576-6850 and demand that the board approves the university's plans to relocate the monument to the Confederate Cemetery.” -
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 4
Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam, two of Till's killers (there were at least 4 in the murder party) were reportedly paid $4,000 for a half-baked confession to Look Magazine. History doesn't repeat itself but it often rhymes.
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 3
Replying to @MSFreePress
Can’t wait.
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 3
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 3
Emmett Till: double your gift. -
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 2
Can’t wait! “Monument Lab” is a book that “overflows with ideas about how to remake the monumental spaces we’ve inherited into living places of creativity, community, truth, and hope—places where all of us can declare, as the artist Karyn Olivier says, ‘This is me.’”—Kirk Savage”
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 1
Replying to @EmmeTillcenter
The question is: Why is this version of Rosa Parks not taught in schools?
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 1
Replying to @EmmeTillcenter
“The president of the local NAACP branch office sent his best organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. In taking on this case, Parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against black women and added fire to the growing call for change.”
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 1
Replying to @dmcguire13
writes about the rape in 1944 of a 24 year old, Recy Taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at church. 7 white men, armed with knives and shotguns, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, raped her, and left her for dead.
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Dec 1
“Rosa Parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act...gave birth to the civil rights movement.”
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Zinn Ed Project Dec 1
1955 Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Ala. She was a long time activist and in fact, days before, she had attended a mass meeting about the acquittal of the murderers of Emmett Till. Read ⬇️
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micah Nov 19
Didn’t even know Emmett Till was the motive behind the Rosa Parks movement. Smh it’s so much of our history just left out; we learn about Parks in school why not Till?
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Christopher Wilson Nov 27
Replying to @JeanneTheoharis
When I spent my first day with Mrs. Parks in 1991, she was still angry about the Emmett Till murder and many other things. I expected a demure, kind, sweet “Mother Rosa” but met an angry activist. I later learned that anger not fatigue was the usual motivation for most activists.
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Nov 27
Replying to @EmmeTillcenter
“Four days later, (after hearing the Till story) when bus driver James Blake told Parks to give up her seat — “pushed as far as she could be pushed,” she refused.”
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Nov 27
Context matters. “On Nov. 27, 1955 Rosa Parks attended a packed mass meeting at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church to hear Dr. T. R. M. Howard speak. Howard was the lead organizer in the Emmett Till case, the 14-year-old Chicago boy who had been tortured and murdered...in MS”
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Rae the Christmas Cryptid ❄ Nov 26
The is a GREAT place to donate!
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Nov 26
The black activists and black journalists who stayed in Mound Bayou were the only ones telling the true story of Till’s murder. No one believed them.
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Andrew Goodman FDN Nov 23
Today is Andrew Goodman's 76th birthday. Help us continue his legacy of social activism today by making a donation in Andy's honor to :
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Emmett Till's Memory Lives Nov 24
Bryant’s Grocery November 2019 — something needs to be done.
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