The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and other national organizations joined together on August 27-28th 2010 in Chicago, IL, to help launch the Never Again Movement and Pledge, as they commemorated the 55th Anniversary of the death of Emmett Till. Till’s kidnapping and brutal murder at age 14 sparked outrage around the world and the modern civil rights movement. The Foundation and its partners are encouraging all generations and those across the world to pledge to never again allow racism, hatred, injustice and crimes against youth to occur. The Pledge was kicked off at the Foundation's “A Time of Reflection and Remembrance” charity benefit at the Smart Museum of Art at The University of Chicago.
The gala included a museum tour, VIP reception with specialty cocktails sponsored by CONJURE, live entertainment featuring the talented songstress Sheila Raye Charles, daughter of the legendary Ray Charles, and a silent and live auction, while launching the “Never Again” national movement and pledge.
The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation and the Never Again Movement team are asking you to Support the "Never Again" Movement and make the pledge by asking your friends and family members to join you in making the pledge, and announcing it at your meetings, national conventions, concerts, gatherings, churches, other places of worship, homes and communities.
The "NEVER AGAIN" Pledge: I pledge to "Never Again" allow the ugly parts of our past history to become the present. I will forever stand up against racism, hatred, injustice and crimes against our youth........I will always stand up for peace, justice and equality for all.
For more information on the Foundation and the Pledge, visit their Facebook page HERE.