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10/23/2015 - 11/15, The Ballad of Emmett Till (Theater)

posted Oct 13, 2015, 10:36 PM by Jaime Alvarado   [ updated Dec 16, 2015, 7:18 PM ]

Renaissance Theaterworks

Broadway Theater Center, 158 N Broadway, Milwaukee
In the summer of 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till made the journey from Chicago to Money, Mississippi, deep in the Jim Crow South. Two
Director Marti Gobel says, “Young African American men still die at the hands of those in power and just as often those that commit such crimes are given little to no punishment. I believe this story can highlight that much has not changed and will encourage the dialogue to continue as we draw parallels between our collective past and our current reality.” weeks later, his broken and mutilated body was discovered in the Tallahatchie River. Shock and outrage over Till’s kidnapping and brutal murder ignited the Civil Rights Movement and changed our country forever.
Using contemporary prose, jazz, and gospel music, Bayeza has written a celebration of Emmett Till’s life and a tribute to his legacy in American history.
For more details and ticket info, visit: join us for an enlightening evening of history and culture exploring the issue these men represent: