New exhibit about Emmett Till opens

Posted at 1:00 AM, Jan 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-24 20:07:38-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Next week starts Black History Month, and Wednesday a group of Florida A&M University, Florida State and TCC organizations hosted a kickoff event for the opening of a historical exhibit about Emmett Till.

Till was a 14-year-old African American from Chicago who was kidnapped and lynched in 1955 after a white woman said she was offended by him being in her family's grocery store in Mississippi.

His death was one that kick started the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

The exhibit is now open at the Meek-Eaton Black Archives Research Center and Museum on Gamble Street.

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