DAR HE: The Story of Emmett Till
A Mike Wiley Production
Monday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m.
In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand — a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos. Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by allegedly whistling at a white woman. Through conversations with a Look magazine journalist, Emmett’s mother and others caught up in the events that led to Till’s devastating fate, this riveting play chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confessions of the men accused of Till’s murder.
About Mike Wiley
Acclaimed actor and playwright Mike Wiley has spent the last decade fulfilling his mission to bring educational theatre to young audiences and communities across the country. He started his own production company with the goal of bringing stories of key African-American events and figures to life. Wiley has a Masters of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the 2020 and 2014 Lehman Brady Visiting Joint Chair Professor in Documentary Studies and American Studies at Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Wiley has also appeared on Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, and National Geographic Channel.
Sponsored by GSU Center for Student Engagement & Intercultural Programs