Simeon Wright

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4:41 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Eyewitness Of The Emmett Till Kidnapping Shares Story, Honors Martin Luther King Jr. In St. Louis

A 1955 rally in New York City protesting the murder of Emmett Till.
(via Wikimedia Commons)

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.

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.

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