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March 20, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT

Teaching the History & Legacy of the Murder of Emmett Till: "I Wanted the Whole World to See"


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Teaching the History & Legacy of the Murder of Emmett Till: "I Wanted the Whole World to See"


March 20, 2024 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT






Grade Level Grades 9-12, Professional Development

About This Webinar

What can we learn from the murder of Emmett Till as we work to achieve racial justice in America today? Join us in this 2024 Share My Lesson Virtual Conference session to explore this question and learn about Facing History's new unit about the history and legacy of Emmett Till, a 14-year old Black boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a white woman. In this webinar educators will be introduced to the six-part unit, which features primary-source documents and multimedia resources to help students consider how Till’s murder and the courageous choices of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, inspired a generation of activists to fight for racial justice. Participants will also leave with tools they can use to teach emotionally challenging content and a summative assessment that can be used at the end of the unit.


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Educational Organization / Business Professional

Based in the Chicago area, Phredd MatthewsWall works on Facing History’s intensive professional development offerings. Phredd joined Facing History in 1988. Prior to this, he grew his wealth of education-related experience as a classroom teacher, program coordinator, and curriculum and educational consultant. Phredd holds a B.A. in Education and Curriculum Development from Tufts University.

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Curriculum Developer, Social Studies, Facing History and Ourselves

Omar Ramirez is a curriculum developer at Facing History and Ourselves and the principal author of the unit "I Wanted The World to See: The Murder of Emmett Till." Before joining Facing History, Omar was a secondary social studies teacher serving low-income schools in Los Angeles, CA. He holds a M.Ed from the UCLA School of Education & Information Studies and a B.A. from The University of Chicago.

Professional Credit

Share My Lesson webinars are available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

In addition, Share My Lesson has arrangements in place as follows:

1 Reviews
I would recommend this webinar
This webinar is about some difficult issues. It was another perspective on the Emmett Till murder. There are so many resources to utilize. The presenters handled the subject matter with respect and dignity.
Maria E. Howe
March 21, 2024