Playwright Invites All to Express Their Feelings About Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till
-- Janet Langhart Cohen Would Like You to Join Her to Express Your Reflections On Racism To Honor Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till, Two Teenage Boys Who Were Taken Too Soon --
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Washington, DC (July 17, 2013) -- At no time has the memory of Emmett Till been so relevant, on the heels of the Trayvon Martin murder trial. Emmett Till, a 14 year old Black boy, was brutally murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. His murder galvanized the modern Civil Rights movement. Had he lived, Emmett Till would be 72 on July 25.
Janet Langhart Cohen, playwright of "Anne and Emmett," an imaginary conversation between Anne Frank and Emmett Till, would like people to join her in remembering them both by sharing a message of reflection on their deaths, the state of Civil Rights and how the movement has changed or progressed in the last 50 years. Janet's message is "Emmett Till is not forgotten; the struggle continues with memories of Trayvon Martin."
"Little has changed in over half a century," said Cohen, "Sadly, many people cannot see beyond the color of a person's skin and judgment is passed accordingly. All we can hope for is peaceful and galvanizing change using words instead of hands or weapons. I hope that the Martin case is a lesson, not a reason for people to be destructive or take up arms."
The Facebook Opportunity to Share Tributes is simple. Create a message reflecting your thoughts and post on Janet's Facebook page www.facebook.com/langhartcohen or Tweet to Janet at www.twitter.com/langhartcohen or @LanghartCohen using the hashtag #NeverForgetEmmett.
For more information about the tribute and Emmett Till, please visit www.anneandemmett.com
Mrs. Cohen is available for interviews.
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