Monday, February 27, 2006
Emmett Till Film to be screened in Pasadena
Those of you who attended our recent death penalty vigil, know that in my comments, I delivered a little "Black History Month" lesson about how Governor George Ryan of Illinois was influenced by Mamie Till, the mother of Emmett Till, who gave a speech to Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation, just prior to her death which occurred the very week Gov. Ryan made his decision to commute the sentences of all inmates on death row. Here's a chance to learn more about this important civil rights leader: the Huntington Library offers a screening of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till, on March 2 (Thursday) 7 p.m. Also showing “An Interview with Rosa Parks.” $10 at the door. Seating is first come, first served. Information: 626-405-2205. Friends’ Hall.