The Legacy of Emmett Till: Race, Youth, and Violence in Chicago

June 1, 2008

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Of the 24 Chicago Public School students killed during this school year, three were participants in Goodman Theatre's Student Subscription Series. In conjunction with The Ballad of Emmett Till by Ifa Bayeza, journalist Laura Washington moderates a panel discussion about the increasing intra- and interracial violence among Chicago youth, the proliferation of gangs, and efforts to reverse this tide.

Panelists include: Cathy Cohen, Professor of Political Science at University of Chicago and principal investigator for the Black Youth Project; Salim Muwakkil, senior editor at In These Times and contributing columnist for the Chicago Tribune; and Laura Washington (moderator), senior editor at In These Times, columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, and Ida B. Wells University Professor at DePaul University.

 

Recorded Sunday, June 01, 2008 at Goodman Theatre.