Emmett Till was one of the first.
Let’s make Trayvon Martin one of the last.

The murder of Emmett Till in August 1955 became one of the pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement because of the tireless efforts of his mother Mamie Till Mobley and many others who wanted justice for his horrific death.

Deborah Watts — Omaha native, Till family member and co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation — will introduce the documentary “Who Killed Emmett Till?” and join a panel discussion as audience members observe the timeline of the murder, first-hand interviews from witnesses who were there when Emmett was kidnapped, the barn where he was tortured and killed, and the murder investigation where his killers were allowed to walk away without even a slap on the wrist.

Come, engage, share your insights with how this story is relevant today, given the current justice for Trayvon Martin efforts..

Thursday, Dec. 12
6:30–8 p.m.
Light hors d’oeuvres buffet opens at 6:15 p.m.
Fort Omaha Campus, 30th and Fort streets, Building 22
Swanson Conference Center, Rooms 201A–B
Free and open to the public.

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