Freedom 55: Freedom Lecture Series with Charles Cobb at National Underground Railroad Freedom Center - Cincinnati Festivals & Events
Freedom 55: Freedom Lecture Series with Charles Cobb
6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Join National Railroad Freedom Center for a lecture by internationally recognized scholar, Elliot J. Gorn, on his new book, Let the People See: The Story of Emmitt Till. Following the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to have their copies of the book signed by Dr. Gorn.
Let The People See: The Story of Emmitt Till delves more fully than any other book into how and why the story of Emmett Till still resonates, and always will. Till's murder marked a turning point, Gorn shows, and yet also reveals how old patterns of thought and behavior endure, and why we must look hard at them.
"As racially motivated violence and death still haunt American communities, Let the People See reminds us all both how far the country has come and how much farther it has to go."- Foreword Reviews, Five Star Review
Elliott J. Gorn (Ph.D. Yale University, 1983, A.B. University of California, Berkeley, 1973) is the Joseph Gagliano Professor of American Urban History at Loyola University, Chicago, where he teaches courses in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history. Gorn has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and he is an elected member of the Society of American Historians. Gorn 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.
This program is in partnership with Mount St. Joseph University.