Today in 1955: A jury in Sumner, Mississippi, acquits Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam of murdering 14-year-old African American Emmett Till.
The two men admitted kidnaping Till, claiming he had whistled at Bryant’s wife. But the jury based its verdict on a claim that the slain boy’s body was too decomposed for positive identification.
It’s today’s Action Calendar!
Help prevent child abuse with education. Children’s Voice, Inc. is sponsoring a half marathon, 4-mile run-walk on September 28th at 7am at Olbrich Park to raise funds. To register and for more info, visit childrensvoiceinc.org.
Hancock Center for Dance Movement Therapy hosts a free introductory session to “Creativity and Self-Empowerment: a music therapy and dance therapy group for women” on Thursday, September 26th, from 6:30 to 8pm. No prior movement or music experience necessary. Open to any woman. Registration for the 9 week group is not required to attend this free introductory session. Please RSVP 608-251-0908 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit hancockcenter.net for more info.
You can make an impact on the life of a senior adult by assisting them to remain independent and living in their own home. Volunteers are matched with a senior and help with light housekeeping or other tasks once a week or bi-weekly. To get involved, contact Laura with the Madison Coalitions of Older Adults at 608-243-5252 or email@example.com.