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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Emmett Till film & discussion
Time: 1:30pm-4:00pm
Location: Southern Oaks 6900 S Walker Ave. OKC 73139

Ages: 13 & up

The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. University of Central Oklahoma professor Kole Kleeman will discuss the latest evidence and introduce a documentary about the case.