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