Loyola University Chicago Libraries Speaker Series
Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till
by Elliott J. Gorn
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
6:00 PM Refreshments • 6:30 PM Author Talk
Information Commons, Fourth Floor
6501 N. Kenmore Ave., Chicago, IL
The Loyola University Chicago Libraries is pleased to welcome Loyola Professor Elliott J. Gorn as he discusses his latest book, Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till. The book examines the life of a 14-year-old Chicago boy who was brutally murdered in 1955 in Mississippi, and the acquittal of his murderers despite overwhelming evidence. Dr. Gorn will delve into why and how Emmett Till’s story still resonates today. Even after 63 years, the story continues to bring much attention because according to Dr. Gorn, “it speaks to our growing awareness that racism is on the rise.”
About the author: Elliott J. Gorn, PhD is the Joseph Gagliano Chair of American Urban History, and has a distinguished record of scholarship, publication and excellence in teaching and student mentorship. His books and articles embrace multiple aspects of urban and American culture, particularly the history of various social groups in American cities since 1800. Dr. Gorn’s work is interdisciplinary and intersects with numerous other fields. His five major books examine various aspects of urban life and city cultures in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century United States.
Refreshments courtesy of Loyola Alumni Relations.
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