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April 23, 2014

The Face of Emmett Till

Event Date/Time

Feb 24, 2012 to Mar 3, 2012

This event occurs weekly on Friday and Saturday.


True-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Mississippi in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by two white men who claimed they wanted to teach him a lesson for (allegedly) whistling at a local white woman. The horror and brutality of this crime were magnified when Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, invited the media to Emmett's open-casket funeral so they could see for themselves her son's mutilated face. The shocking pictures were published by the American black press and later republished around the world, sparking a multitude of emotions and reactions. This play, written by Mamie Till-Mobley and David Barr III, will be directed by Dr. Rodney L. Clark. Feb. 24-25, Mar. 2-3 at 8 p.m.  Charles E. Norman Theatre, Tulsa PAC, 110 E. 2nd. Tickets 596-7111 or


Tulsa, OK

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