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'Facing History: The Revisit' with Emmett Till family members


Tue, May 28th 2024 07:00 am

Presented by Community Health Center of Buffalo Resiliency Center

Submitted by the Community Health Center of Buffalo

The Community Health Center of Buffalo Resiliency Center will present “Facing History: The Revisit” with family members of Emmett Till, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1, at Buffalo State University Campbell Student Union, 1300 Elmwood Ave.

Presenters include members of Till’s family, Amberly Carter and Magnolia Carter; along with Marcus D. Watson, Ph.D., associate professor of Africana studies at Buffalo State University. They will share their personal experiences and insights, followed by a Q&A session. The event will focus on the enduring impact of Till’s tragic lynching in 1955 – a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement – and its relevance to today’s ongoing fight against hate and white supremacy. 

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of these crucial issues and explore pathways toward healing and racial justice. 

This free event is open to the public. Educators, school administrators, counselors, parents, historians, civil rights advocates, health care staff, elected officials, clergy and students are encouraged to attend. 

The presentation will be moderated by Mercedes Wilson, TV host for WKBW-TV Channel 7, advocate, and entrepreneur.

For more information, call 716-986-9180. 

The Community Health Center of Buffalo, a Federally Qualified Health Center, operates locations in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Cheektowaga and Lockport. It is committed to providing access to quality and culturally sensitive health care to all, regardless of an ability to pay; offering free or discounted fees for patients who qualify.

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