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2011-08-24 13:30:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the country prepares for the dedication of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s National Memorial in Washington, DC, August 28, 2011, playwright Janet Langhart Cohen echoes Dr. King's appeal for justice and equality in her compelling one-act play Anne and Emmett to be held at the Atlas Theatre, Washington, DC, November 3-6, 2011. August 28 holds significant meaning for Langhart Cohen. It is not only the day Dr. King's Memorial will make history as the...

2006-03-16 19:38:25

MIAMI (Reuters) - The FBI has ended its investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, a killing that helped spark the U.S. civil rights movement, without filing charges but had passed its findings to local authorities who are still investigating the crime. Till, aged 14, lived in Chicago but was visiting relatives in Mississippi, then the heart of the segregated U.S. South, when he was kidnapped and killed in 1955 for allegedly whistling at and talking to a white woman in a...

2005-08-11 02:28:52

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - ThinkFilm, the indie distributor of acclaimed documentaries "Murderball" and "The Aristocrats," said Wednesday it will release "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till," which sheds new light on the 1955 murder of the black teenager. The film will open Aug. 17 at New York's Film Forum, followed by additional screenings nationwide. Director Keith Beauchamp uncovered new information about the tragedy, in which Till was tortured, beaten and...