Lecture on Emmett Till at Delta State University

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A dark moment in Mississippi history will be the topic of discussion at Delta State University. 

The cousin of Emmett Till will speak about the fourteen-year-old’s abduction and murder. Reverend Wheeler Parker Jr. will be at the university in Cleveland, Monday night at 7 pm. 

Till traveled to Mississippi from Chicago to visit relatives. He was brutally murdered after he reportedly whistled at a white woman. His murder was a major catalyst in the Civil Rights movement.

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