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Saturday, October 25, 2008


Emmett Till and Sean Bell Families Meet Oct. 30, NYC

Sumner Mississippi, Tallahatchie County Courthouse seen from across the Cassidy Bayou

We're passing on this important invitation --

Families of Emmett Till and Sean Bell will meet for the first time celebrating the Learn My History Scholarship Project Award.

Attendees will hear unreleased important words from Simeon Wright, the cousin of Till, and watch a sneak peak of the World Premier screening of "Learn My History... From the Past to the Present" written and produced by Ronnique Hawkins of The ALM Foundation (Anti-Lynching Movement, now Learn My History) and a producer of "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till."

Hawkins will introduce this HISTORICAL event and film screening of her newest work that includes interviews with the families of Emmett Till, Sean Bell, Johnnie Mae Chappell, Frederick Douglass, The 3 Civil Rights Workers murdered in Neshoba County (Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and James Chaney), Ida B. Wells, the re-united 'Central Park 5', Jam Master Jay, and various civil rights historians.

Her film also focuses on such late greats as Ossie Davis, and includes interviews with and/or mention of Carolyn Goodman, Dr. Adelaide Sanford, Ernest Paniccioli, Herb Boyd, sculptor Inge "Hands" Hardison, Cliff Frazier of the NYMLK Center, and various music icons including Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy, KRS One, and Ice T.

DATE: Thursday October 30th from 6-9 PM.

LOCATION: 3940 Broadway, New York, NY 10032 (between (165th & 166th st.) - Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational & Cultural Center.

Hawkins states that "Contributions are necessary to support this and future events for the preservation of our history. Entertainment and Refreshments complete the evening. Seating is limited, reserve yours soon."

(Learn more by clicking on this youtube video link at: (or go to and search: Emmett Till Learn My History.)

Requested Donation(if you mention this add) -

$25 for Adults - $15 for Seniors/Students/Teens.

Vending available, Thank you

Learn My History
PO Box 2435
New York, NY 10008

(212) 613-5787

Learn My History
PO Box 2435
New York, NY 10008


(The Sean Bell shooting incident took place in the New York City borough of Queens on November 25, 2006, in which one Latino and two African-American men were shot at a total of fifty times by a team of both plainclothes and undercover NYPD officers (two of whom were themselves African-American), killing one of the men, Sean Bell, on the morning of his wedding day, and severely wounding two of his friends.Three of the five detectives involved in the shooting went to trial on charges ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment, and were found not guilty.)

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