Civil rights activist Beauchamp to discuss Emmett Till murder

Author: Shannon Chapla


Keith Beauchamp, civil rights activist and filmmaker, will discuss his documentaryThe Untold Story of Emmett Louis Tillat7 p.m.Feb. 15 (Wednesday) in the auditorium of theHesburghCenterfor International Studies.The lecture is free and open to the public.

In a tragedy that contributed to the beginning of the civil rights movement, Till, a blackChicagoteenager visiting Money,Miss., was beaten and murdered for publicly addressing a white woman in 1955.The two men charged in the case were acquitted by an all-white jury.

Beauchamps documentary provides eyewitness testimony and an interview with Till’s mother, which revealed other potentially guilty parties and ultimately prompted the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen the case in 2004.

The lecture is sponsored by Multicultural Student Programs and Services .

* Contact: * _Arthur Taylor, Multicultural Student Programs and Services, 574-631-9475, _

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