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"In the Name of Emmett Till" Book Discussion

AAMP invites middle and high school educators, teens, and families to join author Robert Mayer and educator Rachel Nelson as they discuss Mayer’s latest book “In the Name of Emmett Till: How the Children of the Mississippi Freedom Struggle Showed Us Tomorrow,” which follows the little-known stories of the young Mississippians who were galvanized into activism by the horrific murder of Emmett Till. Written for teen readers, “In the Name of Emmett Till” introduces figures like Brenda Travis, the Ladner sisters, Sam Block, Anne Moody, Pearlena Lewis, and Hollis Watkins, who risked their lives to fight Jim Crow.

 Rachel Nelson is an 8th-grade teacher in Baltimore, MD, and a former curatorial intern at the African American Museum in Philadelphia whose exhibition, “Through His Eyes: Youth Activism in The Civil Rights Era In Philadelphia,” explores the histories of Philadelphia’s often overlooked civil rights activists – Black youth.

Robert H. Mayer is the author of “When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement” and the editor of “The Civil Rights Act of 1964.” As a teacher, Mayer’s passion has been and continues to be making history relevant and accessible to young people. Your cooperation with our new admissions policy helps us reduce person-to-person contact and ensure that we are adhering to capacity limitations. 

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January 15, 2022

1:45PM - 3:00PM

Add to Calendar 01/15/202201:45 PM 01/15/202203:00 PM America/New_York "In the Name of Emmett Till" Book Discussion AAMP invites middle and high school educators, teens, and families to join author Robert Mayer and educator Rachel Nelson as they discuss Mayer’s latest book... More info at www.funtimesmagazine.com/events/222798/-in-the-name-of-emmett-till-book-discussion African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch Street , Philadelphia , PA 19106 axEakIwmdzNKaowyWmiv58927

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