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Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Emmett Till Family For Justice
Commemorates the 65th Year Anniversary of the Life, Death and Legacy of Emmett Louis Till on August 27-30 2020. in Jackson, Mississippi and surrounding areas.

You are cordially invited to join The 65th anniversary commemoration Host Committee, Family Members of Emmett Till along with the Emmett Till Justice For Families, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF), Ambassadors, volunteers, activists, movement members, mother’s of the movement, City of Jackson, MS, the local and global community and special guests in commemorating and honoring Emmett Louis Till and the 65th anniversary of his life, death and the launch of his and his mother’s undeniable legacy.

Come and experience “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”. Support this special and historic 65th year Anniversary Commemoration “Time For Justice, Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”.

What: Emmett Till Family members and the global community Commemorates the Emmett Louis Till 65th Year Anniversary. It’s a “Time For Justice, Unity, Reflection and Remembrance”

When: August 27- 30, 2020

Where: Various locations in Jackson, MS and the Delta area in Mississippi, more details to follow.

A complete List of Weekend events “WHERE IT ALL STARTED” will be announced soon.

Here below is the calendar at a glance:
·Thursday, August 27 at 6 p.m Hear My Voice! Are you listening? Youth Summit, led by College students. Location: TBA

-Thursday, August 27, at 9 p.m. Welcome Reception/Meet and Greet with 65th Anniversary Commemoration Host Committee, Emmett Till Family members, Ambassadors and special guests. Location: Johnny T’s

· Friday, August 28, All day and anywhere in the world, Join us for the annual Time for Unity in Black and White. Please wear black and white attire. Observe a Moment of Silence at noon CST Remembering all of those who have lost their lives to hate, racism and violence. (see Twitter @emmetttill, Facebook or Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) on Instagram for more details.

· Friday, August 28, 12p.m-2 p.m. Remembering Emmett Louis Till Legacy Community Luncheon: 65 Years Later. Hosted by 65th Anniversary Commemoration Host Committee, Councilman Stokes, location TBA

· Friday, August 28, 5p.m. “Remembering Emmett Till” a Candle Light Vigil, Balloon Release, wreath presentation and Prayer for Peace. Location: TBA hosted 65th Anniversary Commemoration Host Committee and Team Mississippi

· Friday, August 28, 7-10 p.m. The REQUIEM …Composed, Arranged and directed by the one and only musical genius H. Michael Dryver! This is one moving performance, a sacred musical work you don’t want to miss! Yes! We think it’s the next Hamilton! 100 plus voice choir, 30 piece orchestra, dancers, surprise celebrity appearances/guest performances and you! Mark your calendar now August 28, 2020, Jackson Mississippi. 6pm VIP reception, 7-10pm REQUIEM (Venue will be announced soon) Black Tie, Gowns (#BlackandWhite attire) and Red carpet as we commemorate the 65th Anniversary of the life, unforgettable brutal death/ lynching and rise of the incredible legacy of 14 year old Emmett Louis Till and his mother Mamie Till Mobley.

In-Kind services needed, Sponsorship opportunities available. Email info@emmetttilllegacyfoundation or call 763 476 8677 or Anna Babington Johnson at 612 600 1068 for more information or Isaac Snell at 630 532 2202. Proceeds will benefit the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation’s #JusticeForEmmettTill efforts, Victims Family initiatives, #VRMMA, Emmett Louis Till scholarships, E-Till programs and more!

See more details here:

Tickets for The REQUIEM: the life and death of Emmett Louis Till available via Eventbrite soon.

· Saturday, August 29, at 9:30am – 11:30 a.m. Emmett Till Parade “Marching for Peace, Unity and Justice in Remembrance of Emmett Louis Till featuring Till family members invited as Grand Marshals, 65th Anniversary Commemoration Host Committee, Tentative Location: starting point “Freedom Corner”, Medgar Evers Blvd ; Martin Luther King St. End point: Lanier High School, 833 Maple St. Hosted by the City of Jackson, MS. and City Council.

· Saturday, August 29, Noon-10pm: Experience “WHERE IT ALL STARTED” a Delta Mississippi Bus, Driving, Walking and Museum Tour including Sumner, Glendora, Leflore and Tallahatchie counties and more) and a Remembering Emmett Till Program hosted by the City of Jackson, MS and the City Council, will include invited guests, area and visiting youth, City Council, Emmett Louis Till Family and community. (Emmett Till Historic Intrepid Center, fee is $5 for adults and children $3). Post discussion and program with Emmett Till Family and Special guests. Hosted by Area students, Team Mississippi. RSVP and tickets on EventBrite soon

· Sunday August 30 at 11:30 am-1:00pm Worship Together in White Service with 65th Anniversary Host Committee, Emmett Till Family members and Team Mississippi. The All White event will take place in Hazelhurst, MS and other Family churches.

· August 30, Old school Family, Friends, Feast and Community School supply and Food Drive 2-5pm. Location TBA

· August 30 Tentative: 7p.m.-8:30pm Film screening “Who Killed Emmett Till?” and “The Story of Mamie Till Mobley” with an important community discussion Where do we go from here? Lead by Deborah Watts and Priscilla Sterling and Emmett Till Legacy Foundation Board members. Hosted by Mac Epps and Tougaloo College. Tentative Location: New Highlights Bldg. on the Tougaloo College campus.

*Times and Locations subject to change.

Brought to you by Team Mississippi!: A collaboration including community, civic leaders, clergy, actors, celebrities, ETLF ambassadors volunteers and Emmett Till Family members, 65th Anniversary Host Committee and Sponsors coming together to Commemorate the 65th year anniversary in memory of Emmett Louis Till and his late mother, Mamie Till Mobley, “WHERE IT ALL STARTED”.

About Emmett Till: Sixty five years ago, on August 28, 1955, 14–year–old Emmett Till , a vibrant black youth from Chicago and the only son of Mamie Till Mobley, was visiting family in Mississippi. He had been accused of making sexual advances at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant at the Bryant grocery store in Money, Mississippi. He was kidnapped in the middle of the night from his uncles’ home near Money, Mississippi by at least two men Carolyn’s husband Roy Bryant and his half brother J.W. Milam. Emmett was badly beaten, lynched, shot in the head, brutally murdered and with a 75 pound cotton gin fan tied with barbed wire around his neck; his body was thrown into the Tallahatchie River. The Grand Jury in Sumner, Mississippi, indicted Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for the crime of murder and kidnapping. These two men were then tried on this charge and were acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury after a deliberation of just over an hour. Within four months of their acquittal the two men confessed to the murder in an article for Look Magazine and paid close to 4,000 for it. Their confession, the decision by his mother to have an open casket funeral and published pictures of Emmett’s corpse, drew outrage across America and other countries and helped to ignite the historic and emerging civil rights movement.

For more info about the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation: Emmett Till Legacy Foundation is a 501c3 non profit organization “creating a legacy of hope” and building a bridge from the past to the present and future in memory of Emmett Louis Till and in honor of his Mother, Mamie Till Mobley. Feel free to contact us: 763 476 8677 or , , facebook:, “Never Again” Movement and Pledge Facebook page:, , Instagram: emmetttilllegacyfoundation, Blog:


Special Note from Team Mississippi and the 65th Anniversary Commemoration Host Committee:

Our hearts, good spirits, prayers and warm wishes are extended to all family, supporters, friends and organizations who are hosting Remembering Emmett Till and 65 year anniversary observances taking place across the country. Please consider collaborating with us. We are stronger together! #FOE

We thank you!

We encourage our readers to volunteer, support and attend any of these events as applicable..In Unity!

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