Emmett Till

FSU Libraries to host esteemed Emmett Till scholar

It’s been 64 years since 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi after allegedly offending a white woman in her family’s grocery store, but University of Kansas Professor Dave Tell has worked diligently to preserve Till’s story and legacy. Florida State University Libraries will host Tell for an evening of conversation and learning surrounding his […]

Inside the story of Emmett Till: FSU professor launches app with digital perspective of civil rights icon

A Florida State University professor’s five-year research project has opened a new window of understanding about the brutal murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955 that became a catalyst of the civil rights movement. Davis Houck, FSU’s Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies in the College of Communication and Information, and his colleagues have […]

FSU scholar plays role in telling Emmett Till story at historic Mississippi courthouse

The work of Florida State University Professor Davis Houck has helped secure a $500,000 National Park Services grant for the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, a project that seeks to preserve and examine the legacy of the young black boy whose gruesome murder in 1955 helped to catalyze the American civil rights movement.  […]