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Janet Langhart Cohen Would Like You to Join Her

to Remember Emmett Till on What Would Be His 72nd Birthday!


(Washington, DC) July 8, 2013 --  Emmett Till,  a 14 year old Black boy, was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman.  His murder galvanized the modern Civil Rights movement.  Had he lived, Emmett Till would be 72 on July 25.  Janet Langhart Cohen, playwright of “Anne and Emmett,” an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till,  would like people to join her in acknowledging Till’s legacy by creating a birthday card or message reflecting what they would say to Emmett Till today. Cohen gave two examples of some of her thoughts. She might say, “I Remember Emmett Till and the difference his death has made in America's struggle for Equal Rights” or “Emmett Till is not forgotten; the struggle continues with memories of Trayvon Martin.”


The Facebook Opportunity to Share Tributes begins Monday, July 8 and ends on Monday,

July 22.  Entry is simple. Create a Birthday card or message reflecting what you would say to Emmett Till today, photograph it and log on to Facebook and post up to one Birthday card or message per day through the official Facebook Photo Sharing App. Entries can also be submitted on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #NeverForgetEmmett. It’s that easy!



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