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Jul 27, 2005 5:20 pm

Emmett Till Conference in September

A conference on"The Murder of Emmett Till and the Struggle for Civil Rights" will be at Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Alabama from September 15-17, 2005. I will be presenting a paper on T.R.M. Howard and the Search for Evidence. Ralph E. Luker of our neighbor blog, Cliopatria, will chair one of the panels.

Speakers include John Herbers a journalist who covered the trial, Charles Payne, author of I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle; Christopher Benson, co-author (with Mamie Till-Mobley) of The Death of Innocence: The Hate Crime that Changed America; and Christopher Metress, author of The Lynching of Emmett Till.

For a complete schedule and registration information, see here. For a conference brochure, see here or contact Linda Royster Beito, Chair, Social Sciences, Stillman College, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401,, Phone: 205-366-8946.

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