Celebration of the Life of Thurgood Marshall
Union of Black Episcopalians The Rev. Curtis Sisco Memorial Chapter cordially invites you to a celebration of the life of Thurgood Marshall on May 16th and 17th. All events will be held at St. George's Episcopal Church (4600 St. Charles Avenue).
On Saturday May 16th from 10:00am-2:00pm we welcome Plater Robinson of the Southern Institute for Education and Research at Tulane University. Robinson began travelling through the Mississippi Delta in 1991 in search of the memory of Emmett Till. The trial of Till's killers drew national (and international) attention, coming as it did one year after the Brown v. Board of Education decision.
Robinson interviewed many people connected with the case, including Emmett Till's mother, Mammie Till-Mobley, who with stunning courage attended the trial; Aaron Henry of the NAACP; Betty Pearson a local white woman (and Episcopalian) who attended the trial and embraced the civil rights cause; and finally, in a chilling confrontation, one of the self-confessed killers, Roy Bryant. Using slides and recorded voices, Robinson tells this story that defines so much of our past, and so much of our present.
The weekend will conclude with a redemptive service on Sunday May 17th at 10:30am, led by Father Richard Easterling. We look forward to your presence and fellowship. Inquiries may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.