NY Daily News – An abstract painting of lynching victim Emmett Till on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York was the subject of a weeklong protest by a black artist who decried the canvas as “an injustice to the black community” because it was painted by a white woman.
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- March 29, 2017 Emmett Till Relative Asks Sessions To Push Civil Rights Law The Seattle Times - Deborah Watts, Till’s cousin and co-founder of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and Alvin Sykes, a member of the Emmett Till Justice Campaign, […]
- February 9, 2017 Emmett Till’s Family Wants New Investigation Into Lynching NY Daily News - The horrific 1955 Mississippi slaying of Emmett Till, which helped trigger the modern civil rights movement, should be re-investigated now that a […]
- March 28, 2017 Creator Of Emmett Till ‘Open Casket’ At Whitney Responds To Backlash NBC News - A painting of Emmett Till hanging embedded with the prestigious body of work in Whitney Biennial has stirred conversation on cultural appropriation, […]
- January 27, 2017 Woman Admits She Made Up Claims That Led To Emmett Till’s Lynching Raw Story - The woman at the center of the brutal murder of Emmett Till — which helped launch the civil rights movement — has revealed for the first time that she […]