Book Discussion on A Wreath for Emmett Till

Marilyn Nelson read from her book of poetry A Wreath for Emmett Till, published by Houghton Mifflin. She talked about writing the… read more

Marilyn Nelson read from her book of poetry A Wreath for Emmett Till, published by Houghton Mifflin. She talked about writing the book, the life of Emmett Till, and answered questions from members of the audience.

On August 28th, 1955 fourteen year-old Emmett Till was killed allegedly for whistling at a white woman outside a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. The book is a collection of poems created as a written memorial to the boy whose death, 50 years ago year, would later be seen as a catalyst for the Civil Rights movement. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on A Wreath for Emmett Till

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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 2005
Last Aired:
Aug 30, 2010

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  • Jun 12, 2005 | 8:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 13, 2005 | 2:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 29, 2010 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2010 | 4:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 29, 2010 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 30, 2010 | 4:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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