september, 2016

wed28sep7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Untold Story of Emmett Louis TillWednesday Film Series - Documentary7:00 pm - 9:00 pm Elsinore Theatre

Event Details

Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered. This documentary presents a sobering reminder of the racial tensions that gripped America not so long ago. In Mississippi during the ’50s, a black teenager who is from Chicago and visiting his great-uncle, whistles at a white woman in public. Not too long afterward, he is kidnapped and murdered. The filmmakers revisit the public outrage that follows, revealing Till’s family as being particularly brave for standing up to white racism when it was clearly unsafe to do so.


(Wednesday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Elsinore Theatre