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Black Voices A WTTW News Community Conversation January 31 2022

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On Monday, January 2022, Chicago Tonight: Black Voices host and Chicago Tonight co-anchor Brandis Friedman led an online conversation with Chris Benson, a professor at Northwestern who co-wrote a book with Mamie Till-Mobley about the lynching of her son; Rev. Wheeler Parker, Emmett Till’s cousin who was in the Mississippi home the night Till was kidnapped; and Tanya Huelett, Senior Director of Educator Content Development at Facing History and Ourselves. The conversation focused on why Till’s story is still relevant today, and how family members and other community leaders are working to keep his memory alive.

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