Emmett Till http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Eyewitness Of The Emmett Till Kidnapping Shares Story, Honors Martin Luther King Jr. In St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/eyewitness-emmett-till-kidnapping-shares-story-honors-martin-luther-king-jr-st-louis <div><p>Before Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech, before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus, Emmett Till — a young, black Chicagoan — was murdered for whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.</p><p>In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Emmett Till’s cousin, Simeon Wright, is in St. Louis to give a presentation about the Civil Rights Movement and share the personal story that led to his participation in it.</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:41:07 +0000 Camille Phillips 33056 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Eyewitness Of The Emmett Till Kidnapping Shares Story, Honors Martin Luther King Jr. In St. Louis ANNE & EMMETT: A Conversation About Racial Intolerance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/anne-emmett-conversation-about-racial-intolerance <p>Anne Frank and Emmett Till were young victims of racial injustice and hatred.&nbsp;</p><p>In her diary, Frank provided a harrowing account of when she and her family were forced into hiding to escape the oppression of Nazi Germany.&nbsp; Emmett Till of Chicago was visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955 and was murdered after allegedly flirting with a white woman.</p><p>Host Steve Potter talks with Janet Langhart Cohen, the playwright of a one-act play called <a href="http://anneandemmett.com/"><em>ANNE &amp; EMMETT</em>.&nbsp; </a></p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:25:09 +0000 Alex Heuer & Mary Edwards 5789 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org ANNE & EMMETT: A Conversation About Racial Intolerance