Learning Emmett Till

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UploadedDecember 2, 2008
TakenMarch 25, 2008
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/60 sec at f/5.6
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length135 mm
ISO220
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This photograph portrays two graduate students in a course I teach who were learning about Emmett Till, the young African American boy who was murdered by a group of white men in Mississippi in the mid 1950s. The murderers, two of whom later admitted killing Emmett, were found not guilty by a jury of their peers.

Students in my course converse with paint (no talking) during and after seeing a film about the murder.

I include this photograph in the heroic theme, as I think it is often most heroic to confront and challenge our own beliefs.

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