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Syndication

James Bennett grew up in the U Street neighborhood. In this excerpt, Mr. Bennett reflects on his community's reaction to the murder of Emmett Till in 1955. This interview was conducted as part of the U Street Oral History Project. 

 

Please join us on Thursday, August 28 at 6:30 p.m. for a multimedia celebration of the U Street Oral History Project at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW. This event will feature live performances by the Greater U Street Jazz Collective, R & B guitarist Greg Gaskins and other artists. Historical commentary will be provided by WPFW radio personality and Jazz historian, Rusty Hassan as well as Georgetown University African American History Professor, Maurice Jackson.

 

Come and learn about the rich history of U Street from those who lived through its glory days in the 1940s, the early days of R & B, its decline in the aftermath of the 1968 riots on through the present. Made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, this program will be hosted by Special Collections Librarian and Project Director, Kelly E. Navies. From 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Busboys and Poets on 14th and V St. NW.

 

Direct download: James_Bennett_--_Emmett_Till.mp3
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