Media Advisory

Event: Illinois Wesleyan University presents Keith Beauchamp's investigative documentary: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

Date: Jan. 18, 2006 (Wednesday)

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Hansen Student Center
300 Beecher St., Bloomington

Admission: Free and open to the public

Background: Beauchamp’s documentary about the life and murder of 14-year-old Emmett Louis Till, an African-American young man traveling from Chicago to Mississippi, led to a reopening of the case.  Till was brutally murdered in 1955, and an all-white jury acquitted the two white suspects charged with his death. 

Following the film, Paul Bushnell, professor of history and senior advisor to the faculty will lead a discussion about the video.

Beauchamp will address the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Fellowship Dinner on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Contact: For additional information, contact Carl Teichman, executive assistant to the president at (309) 556-3429

Contact: Taylar Kuzniar (309) 556-3181