Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: “Emmett Till 65 Years Later: Looking Back and Looking Forward” with Journalist, Lawyer and Assoc. Professor Christopher Benson

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Name: Levy Lecture Series Presents via Zoom: “Emmett Till 65 Years Later: Looking Back and Looking Forward” with Journalist, Lawyer and Assoc. Professor Christopher Benson
Date: August 25, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM CDT
Event Description:
August 28, 2020 marks the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till's murder. George Floyd's murder has been compared to Emmett Till's. What has changed in the past 65 years, and what work still needs to be done?

Christopher Benson is co-author with Mamie Till-Mobley of Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America, the account of the historical significance of the 1955 lynching of Till-Mobley’s son, Emmett Till, and the winner of the 2003 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award Special Recognition.

As a professional journalist, Benson has worked as Washington editor for Ebony magazine, city hall reporter in Chicago for WBMX-FM, and as a contributor for The Chicago Reporter, writing a weekly online column on justice, race and media issues. He has also contributed feature articles and commentary to numerous other publications. As an attorney, he served as vice president and associate counsel for Johnson Publishing Company, Inc., the parent company of Ebony. Benson is an Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern.
Event Media:
Location:
Presented via Zoom
Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020
1:00pm – 2:30pm
Contact Information:
(847) 448-8250
Fees/Admission:
Free. Advance registration is required. Click to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p1MhaMPsRamlbmquP1Lu0A
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