Africana Studies Program Hosts Film Screening and Talk on “The Untold Story of Emmett Till”

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By Tom McLaughlin

The Africana Studies program at Rutgers University–Camden will host a film screening and talk on Keith Beauchamp’s riveting documentary, The Untold Story of Emmett Till, from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the South ABC conference rooms, located on the lower level of the Campus Center, at 326 Penn Street on the Rutgers–Camden campus.

Beauchamp’s film reflects on the life and legacy of Till, an African American teenager who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955, reportedly for making sexual advances toward a white woman.

Keith Green, director of the Africana Studies program and an associate professor of English at Rutgers–Camden, will introduce the film. Following the screening, perspectives will be offered by Wayne Glasker, an associate professor of history at Rutgers–Camden, and Jacqueline Bentley, a retired principal from the Philadelphia school district.

According to the film’s producers, the U.S. Department of Justice reopened the case on May 10, 2004, following the leads and evidence that Beauchamp discovered while making the film.

For directions to Rutgers–Camden, visit camden.rutgers.edu/resources/getting-to-campus.

For more information, contact Keith Green at 856-225-6601 or keigreen@nullcamden.rutgers.edu.

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