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The New Yorker's David Remnick writes "Brownmiller’s treatment of the Emmett Till case reads today as morally oblivious...."

That's in "The Weinstein Moment and the Trump Presidency/The producer and other powerful men are facing repercussions for their alleged abusive behavior. Will the President?," a short essay that begins with a section on Susan Brownmiller's...Show More Summary

Group seeks landmark status for Emmett Till's Chicago Home

A preservation group wants the Chicago home where Emmett Till once lived to receive landmark status. A city report notes the boy and his mother moved into the apartment in … Click to Continue »

Group seeks landmark status for Emmett Till's Chicago Home

A preservation group wants the Chicago home where Emmett Till once lived to get landmark status. The Chicago Tribune reports Preservation Chicago has proposed the idea to city officials. To … Click to Continue »

CONSTRUCTIVE FEEDBACK UNIVERSITY: Who Decided That Kenneka Jenkins From Chicago Was News Worthy But The Deadly Hammer Attack Against Hammer Attack Upon Dante Daniels Was Not?

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Simeon Wright, Witness to Abduction of Emmett Till, Dies at 74

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Two young cousins, one visiting from Chicago, shared a bedroom on the night of a murder in 1955 that shook the nation and galvanized the civil rights movement.

Simeon Wright, witness to the abduction of his cousin Emmett Till, dies at 74

The two young men shared a bed the night in 1955 Till was kidnapped and murdered for allegedly wolf-whistling at a white woman.

Emmett Till's cousin, witness to his abduction, dies of cancer

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

Simeon Wright was a cousin and friend of Till when the 14-year-old visited Money, Miss.

Simeon Wright, cousin who was with Emmett Till the night he was kidnapped and killed, dies at 74

Simeon Wright, the cousin of Emmett Till who was with the boy on the night he was kidnapped and later killed for whistling at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store, has died. Till’s violent death at the age of 14 helped galvanize the civil rights movement in America, and Wright carried the...

Cousin Who Witnessed Emmett Till Abduction Dies At 74

2 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Simeon Wright was just 12 years old when his 14-year-old cousin was taken at gunpoint from the bed they shared, before Till was brutally beaten and killed.

Wadada Leo Smith -- Elegy: "Emmett Till: Defiant, Fearless"

'Jazz Night in America recorded Wadada Leo Smith performing his original composition "Emmett Till: Defiant, Fearless" in tribute while canoeing under the Black Bayou Bridge in Glendora, Miss. on April 25th, 2017.'

Emmett Till was murdered 62 years ago today — based on a lie that was only recently revealed

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Emmett Till was murdered 62 years ago Monday, but the woman at the center of his brutal lynching — which helped launch the civil rights movement — admitted years later that she made up the sensational claims that led to the teen’s death. Carolyn Bryant Donham has never spoken...

Today in History for August 28th

3 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Highlights of this day in history: Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his 'I Have a Dream' speech; Clashes mar the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago; Black teen Emmett Till abducted and killed in Mississippi; Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana granted a divorce. (Aug. 28)        

"The anger and action aimed at the statues are reminiscent of recent controversies over two prominent artworks..."

"... Dana Schutz’s painting 'Open Casket' depicting Emmett Till, the murdered African-American teenager, in the Whitney Biennial, and Sam Durant’s sculpture gallows 'Scaffold,' at the Walker Art Center’s sculpture garden, which was denounced by Native American groups for recalling an act of genocide. Show More Summary

Chuck Close, Marina Abramovic, Kara Walker And Others Condemn Calls To Cancel Dana Schutz Show In Boston

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The National Academy artists wrote in response to Boston protesters asking the ICA to cancel the Schutz show because of her painting Open Casket, which is of the open casket and broken face of Emmett Till and was roundly criticized at the Whitney Biennial. The painting is not in the ICA show. The artists wrote, […]

Curators Defend Artist's Portrayal of Emmett Till

An exhibit of artist Dana Schutz is opening in the Institute of Contemporary Art.

Protesters Demand That ICA Boston Cancel Dana Schutz Show Because Of 'Open Casket' (Which Is Not In The Show)

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Evidently believing that Schutz hasn't been punished enough for having shown her painting of the murdered Emmett Till at the Whitney Biennial, a group of activists wrote in an open letter, "The institution will be participating in condoning the coopting of Black pain and showing the art world and beyond that people can co-opt sacred […]

Protesters Demand Emmett Till Artist, Dana Schutz, Be Banned In Boston

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Protesters want Dana Schutz's ICA Boston show canceled, even though her painting of Emmett Till, which caused controversy at the Whitney Biennial, isn't included in the new show.

In Memoriam: Emmett Till Was Born on 25 July 1941

Emmett Till was born on this date in 1941. He would have been 76 years old today. pic.twitter.com/LLGXtM613i — Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 25, 2017 Had Emmitt Till not been brutally murdered for a crime he didn’t commit he would have been 76 today. I don’t mean to step on AL’s post, but I think […]

Civil rights marker rededicated on birthdate of lynch victim

A Mississippi historical marker about a notorious lynching that galvanized the civil rights movement was rededicated Tuesday, weeks after it was vandalized and repaired. The sign commemorates Emmett Till, the … Click to Continue »

Two acquitted for Emmett Till kidnaping and murder in 1955

4 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The State of Mississippi failed to punish two white men for the brutal “wolf whistle” murder.

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