Emmett Till's family arriving in Jacksonville Friday to watch Emmett's story unveiled through the series 'Still I Rise'
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Perhaps one of the most tragic stories in American history, the lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till will be told in Jacksonville through a dramatic reenactment of "Emmett" from the series, "Still I Rise".
Mega Mind Productions will present the circumstances centering around Till's death back on August 28, 1955 by captivating the audience through dialogue, singing and dancing.
According to a release from the production company, although this is a sad and cruel event in history, the performance will not shy away from the heart of Till's story.
"We are very excited to continue our tradition of celebrating the new reality of unity and equality in the U.S. while remembering black history in such a unique way. Emmett, it's not just a show, it's an experience" said Jereme Raichkett, Co-Founder of Mega Mind Productions.
This insightful journey will be held at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum located at 101 W. 1st Street Jacksonville, Fl. beginning February 28 through March 2.
- February 28 - March 1 (show begins at 8 p.m.)
- March 2 (show begins at 5 p.m.)
Watch Emmett's tragic story here :
(Warning this video contains graphic content)