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"A Wreath for Emmett Till" - Marilyn Nelson

"A Wreath for Emmett Till" - Marilyn Nelson

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 29, 2010

On August 28th, 1955, fourteen year old Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi. Till’s racially motivated murder served as a catalyst in the Civil Rights movement. Marilyn Nelson discusses her book, "A Wreath for Emmett Till,” a collection of poems created as a written memorial for the young man.

Updated: Friday, November 26, 2010 at 9:28pm (ET)

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