OGDEN -- Simeon Wright on Tuesday will share his story of witnessing the 1955 kidnapping of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old black child murdered by a white man after the teen allegedly whistled at a white woman.
Wright, Till's cousin, will share his memories of the incident, and talk of the lingering effect it had on his family. Till's torture and death brought intense scrutiny to civil rights in Mississippi, and has been described as a pivotal event in the civil rights movement.
Wright will speak at 7 p.m. in the Browning Center's Austad Auditorium, at Weber State University. Wright will sign copies of his book from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the lobby. Event admission is free. Weber State is at 3848 Harrison Blvd.