Emmett Till family commemorates 60 year legacy August 27-30

August 2015
Jackson Advocate;8/20/2015, Vol. 77 Issue 46, p7A
The article presents information on the commemorative week end celebrated in honor of Emmett Till who was murdered 60 years ago in Jackson, Mississippi organized by the Emmett Louis Till Justice For Families, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Ambassadors from August 27-30, 2015. Programs planned include a documentary of Till's mother Mamie Till Mobley's memorable visit in 2002 with Rev. A. D. Williams of Cornerstone M. B. Church, observance of Moment of Silence and a Legacy Luncheon.


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