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Community Advocacy Organization

NEW EMMETT TILL STATUE AND MOVIE DEBUT TODAY


A bronze statue of Emmett Till is being unveiled today in Greenwood, Mississippi and a new Hollywood film focused on his story is premiering in select movie theatres across the nation.


Till is the teenager from Chicago who, back in 1955, became a martyr of the Civil Rights movement when he was abducted, tortured, and killed for whistling at a white woman.


The 9-foot (2.7 meters) statue is near Greenwood's town square. It was in the nearby village of Money, where Emmett was murdered 67 years ago.


The massive bronze artwork is the culmination of 4 years of work and $150,000 in state funding.


The unveiling of the statue coincides with the release of “Till,” a movie focusing on Emmett's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley. And her private anguish over her son’s death and her development into a civil rights activist. The film can be seen in theatres everywhere on October 28th.


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