Mike Wiley's Dar He: The Story of Emmett Till
When he stepped off the train from Chicago into the Mississippi Delta in 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till made a mistake that ended up having fatal consequences. He whistled at a white woman.
Mike Wiley's solo show brings Emmett's story to the stage utilizing actual conversations with a Look Magazine journalist, Emmett's mother, others who witnessed the events, and confessions from the men accused of his murder. This groundbreaking play examines everything from the murder, to the trial, and highlights a young African-American boy's story that needs to be heard.
Curriculum Connections: Social Studies, Performing Arts, US History, American Literature
Grades: 8 and up