Writing to Save a Life

John Edgar Wideman talked about his book Writing to Save a Life: the Louis Till File, in which he discusses the execution of Louis Till by the U.S.… read more

John Edgar Wideman talked about his book Writing to Save a Life: the Louis Till File, in which he discusses the execution of Louis Till by the U.S. Army in 1945 and the impact that it had on the legal case against those who killed Louis’s son, Emmett, in 1955. Louis Till was found guilty of murdering an Italian woman and raping two more. No one outside the government, including members of Louis Till’s family, knew about his fate until the details were leaked to the press after those who killed Emmett Till were found not guilty. close

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Writing to Save a Life

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Program ID:
418794-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jan 08, 2017 | 7:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 22, 2017 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 08, 2017 | 7:06pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 14, 2017 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 16, 2017 | 11:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 22, 2017 | 5:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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