MLK Week 2018: A Whistle in Mississippi

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

Emmett Louis Till was born on July 25, 1941. When he was 14, he went to visit his great-uncle in Mississippi. According to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand amd asked for a date; others say all he did was say "Bye, baby" as he left the store. This performance explores the impact of the untimely death of Emmett Till and the powerful ripples of change that transformed America. The performance will run 55 minutes and will be followed by a discussion on racial injustice in America during Jim Crow and today.