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Teaching the History & Legacy of the Murder of Emmett Till

Join us to learn about “I Wanted the Whole World to See”, our new six-lesson unit on the history and legacy of the murder of Emmett Till.

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Racism Resistance

What can we learn from the murder of Emmett Till as we work to achieve racial justice in America today?

Join us to explore this question and learn about our new unit about the history and legacy of the murder of Emmett Till, a 14-year old Black boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman. In this webinar educators will be introduced to the six-part unit, which features primary-source documents and multimedia resources to help students consider how Till’s murder and the courageous choices of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, inspired a generation of activists to fight for racial justice. Participants will also leave with tools they can use to teach emotionally challenging content and a summative assessment that can be used at the end of the unit.

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