Web Extra: Emmett Till's Cousin Tells of Night of Terror

April 24, 2008

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This is a rehearsal scene from The Ballad of Emmett Till. The man threatened with the gun is Wheeler Parker's grandfather, played by John Wesley. (Photo by Eric Hausman)
Wheeler Parker Jr., a pastor in suburban Argo, says the brutal murder of his cousin, Emmett Till, changed his life, and still has the power to change the nation. Parker talks about his cousin and best friend, Emmett Till.