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Wheeler Parker Jr., cousin of Emmett Till, to speak about his cousin’s murder and the Civil Rights Movement at UB on February 20

Leslie Geary
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

tillflyer.jpgOn behalf of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, Wheeler Parker Jr., cousin of Emmett Till, will speak about his cousin’s murder and the Civil Rights Movement at UB on February 20, for a Black History Month Living History Event at  6:00 p.m. in Mertens Theater at the Arnold Bernhard Center, 84 Iranistan Avenue.

Till was 14 years old in 1955 when he was murdered in Mississippi for flirting with a white woman. Considered one of the most heinous crimes in U.S. history, Till’s murder galvanized the American Civil Rights Movement.

Mr. Parker will be joined by Airickca Gordon-Taylor, director of the Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation, following the documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till for a Till Talk.

The event and a closing reception are free and open to the public. 

For more information please contact 203 576-4392.

The Witness History Event is being held in honor of Black History Month by the University of Bridgeport Student Government Association, Division of Student Affairs; Black Student Alliance; Sigma Gamma Rho; Alpha Kappa Alpha; Civil Rights Activist; and Kappa Alpha Psi.


Media contact: Leslie Geary, (203) 576-4625, lgeary@bridgeport.edu