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Abyssinian has always been a church whose presence extends beyond the church walls out into its Harlem neighborhood and the broader community.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." –Ecclesiastes 3:1

Whistle in Mississippi: The Lynching of Emmett Till

A play written by Michael Green and Daniel Carlton, performed in the Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary.

In 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit their family in Money, Mississippi. According to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; other reports indicate that all he said was “bye, baby” as he left the store. Myths, lies and misinformation abound.

This play explores the impact of the brutal murder of Emmett Till and the powerful ripples of change that transformed America but also introduces a young boy whose vibrant personality and charismatic disposition always left a wrinkle in your forehead and a smile on your face, and that is what will be forever missed.

Tickets: General Admission: $10; Seniors & Students (under 16): $5

Purchase tickets in the Abyssinian bookstore or at eventbrite.com

Friday, October 23rd 2015, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, October 23rd 2015 7:00 pm Friday, October 23rd 20159:00 pm America/New_York Whistle in Mississippi: The Lynching of Emmett Till A play written by Michael Green and Daniel Carlton, performed in the Abyssinian Baptist Church Sanctuary. In 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit their family in Money, Mississippi. According to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; other reports indicate that all he said was "bye, baby" as he left the store. Myths, lies and misinformation abound. This play explores the impact of the brutal murder of Emmett Till and the powerful ripples of change that transformed America but also introduces a young boy whose vibrant personality and charismatic disposition always left a wrinkle in your forehead and a smile on your face, and that is what will be forever missed. Tickets: General Admission: $10; Seniors amp; Students (under 16): $5 Purchase tickets in the Abyssinian bookstore or at eventbrite.com Abyssinian Baptist Church Back to Calendar