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Memphis, TN, Sept. 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., the first cousin of Emmett Till and last surviving witness to his abduction, will be featured at the National Civil Rights Museum to discuss his book, A Few Days Full of Trouble: Revelations on the Journey to Justice for My Cousin and Best Friend, Emmett Till. The hybrid event is part of the museum’s Book & Author Series on Wednesday, October 4, at 6:00 pm Central. Parker joins co-author Christopher Benson in the poignant recollection of a story that continues to intrigue civil rights justice seekers and criminal cold case enthusiasts.
In 1955, fourteen-year-old Emmett Till of Chicago was lynched in the Mississippi Delta while visiting family. The case ignited a flame within the Civil Rights Movement that has yet to be extinguished. The details surrounding the event remain distorted by time and questions remain about what justice would look like now for a case nearly 70 years old, especially now that Till’s assault accuser, Carolyn Bryant, is recently deceased.
In A Few Days Full of Trouble, the co-authors offer a new perspective on the story of Emmett Till. As his cousin and best...