Dedicated To Emmitt Till...

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Opened Mar 21, 2007
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Dedicated To Emmitt Till..., by Christopher Benson and Resident Playwright David Barr III, is the heartbreaking story of Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmitt Till, a 14 year old African American boy from Chicago who was murdered for allegedly whistling at a local white woman during a visit to Mississippi. Based on the book Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America by Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson, Dedicated To Emmitt Till... is the mother's recollection of her fight for understanding, clarity and absolution in a world where she knows justice for her son will never come. Time is running out as she struggles to preserve the only thing she has left - her compelling story. Presented as part of The Saturday Series of staged readings and discussions of plays in progress.

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