Okemos is an unincorporated community in Meridian Charter Township, Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. It is a census-designated place (CDP) for statistical purposes and does not have any separate legal existence as a municipality. Local government is provided by the township. The population was 21,369 at the 2010 census.
The Okemos Public Schools includes Okemos and some immediate surrounding areas. The nickname of the school's sports teams is the Chiefs.
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The Okemos Education Foundation is proud to host THE LEGACY OF EMMETT TILL
Understanding History from Four Perspectives
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 7:00 pm
Okemos High School Auditorium
Dale Killinger (via recorded video), the FBI agent who
reopened the case in 2004, shares the forensic evidence that
he uncovered during his investigation.
Dr. Tamara Butler, Michigan State University Assistant
Professor of English, African American and African Studies
program offers insight into why this event is relevant today by
exploring parallel cases in the news.
Moderator: Kristina Marshall, JD, Professor of Social Sciences
at Baker College of Owosso
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old African American boy who was
kidnapped in August 1955 from his uncle’s Mississippi home
after whistling at a white woman. His battered body was found
3 days later; two white men were tried and acquitted of his
murder shortly thereafter (but they later sold their confession
to Look Magazine).
Media coverage surrounding Emmett’s
funeral and the trial brought wide-spread public awareness and
outrage over the treatment of African Americans, and many
believe this incident sparked the Civil Rights Movement.
The Legacy of Emmett Till: Understanding History from
Four Perspectives will feature a panel discussion highlighting
the unique viewpoints of:
Wheeler Parker, Emmett Till’s cousin who was present during
the incident, brings history to life by sharing his first-hand
account of the “whistling” encounter and Emmett’s kidnapping.
Dr. Chris Crowe, author and Brigham Young University
professor, offers an historical perspective based on his extensive
research of both this event and the Civil Rights Movement.
ALL ARE WELCOME AT THIS FREE COMMUNITY EVENT.
The Okemos Education Foundation is a
501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to
promoting educational excellence at every
level of the Okemos Public School District.
Sponsorship opportunities available.
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