Speaker Series: Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till by Elliott J. Gorn

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Speaker Series: Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Till by Elliott J. Gorn

The Loyola University Chicago Libraries Speaker Series event took place on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.  Our featured author was Loyola Professor, Elliott J. Gorn, PhD, of the Department of History.  His latest book, Let the People See: The Story of Emmett Tillexamines 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.

On behalf of the University Libraries, thank you to those who attended the event.  More than 130 Loyola students, faculty, staff, and community members were in attendance.  We are grateful to Dr. Gorn for his engaging presentation on Emmett Till’s story and description of its relevancy to our current historical climate.  We hope everyone will join us at the next University Libraries program.

To view the book, please refer to our Library Catalog.

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.

Questions:  Please contact Jocelyn Cheng at jcheng5@luc.edu or 773.508.2616.

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