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The Long Battle: The Work of Preserving Emmett Till's Memory | Highlights
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On September 2, 2021 the National Museum of American History hosted The Long Battle: The Work of Preserving Emmett Till’s Memory. The program featured a conversation with community leaders from Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. Join Reverend Wheeler Parker, Jessie Jaynes-Diming, Germaine Hampton, Reverend Willie Williams, and moderator Dave Tell in the highlights of the program In 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was brutally lynched on a trip to visit family near Money, Mississippi. More than 60 years later, the anti-Black racism that led to Emmett’s murder continues. Today, historical signs that publicly commemorate Emmett are part of an ongoing fight in the United States over which histories are remembered and which are suppressed. Reckoning with Remembrance: History, Injustice, and the Murder of Emmett Till is co-curated by the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Emmett Till Interpretive Center (ETIC) in Sumner, Mississippi. Both NMAH and ETIC are committed to a long-term partnership that creates sustained public reflection on the enduring legacies of anti-Black violence. For more information about the exhibition visit: https://americanhistory.si.edu/reckoning-with-remembrance Reckoning with Remembrance: History, Injustice, and the Murder of Emmett Till is co-curated by the National Museum of American History (NMAH) and the Emmett Till Interpretive Center (ETIC) in Sumner, Mississippi. Both NMAH and ETIC are committed to a long-term partnership that creates sustained public reflection on the enduring legacies of anti-Black violence. For more information about the exhibition visit: https://americanhistory.si.edu/reckoning-with-remembrance For more information about the exhibition visit: https://americanhistory.si.edu/reckoning-with-remembrance Watch testimonials from Tallahatchie County community leaders as they reflect on Emmett’s history: Reverend Wheeler Parker, Emmett Till's cousin: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzrKJfJTO5g Jessie Jaynes Dimming, Emmett Till Memorial Commission member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6DNSOfRgQ8 Reverend Willie Williams, Emmett Till Memorial Commission Co-Chair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtov5XBXNxw Germaine Hampton, high school educator: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD1Qk8Du59Q Patrick Weems, director of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQsFHY-bMkQ #BlackHistoryMonth
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5 min 33 sec
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