Free Event at City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
City of Asylum @ Alphabet City, located at 40 West North Avenue, is the permanent home for City of Asylum programming and the arts. It is a hub for Pittsburgh’s readers and writers, jazz and small-scale music and performance, and artistic experimentation. It is a home for diverse voices from around the globe – a place where Pittsburgh meets the world and the world meets Pittsburgh. To view more details for all of the events that are scheduled, visit the City of Asylum @ Alphabet City website.
Sembène Film Festival: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 pm
Come to a free screening of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival. In 1955, Emmett Louis Till, a fourteen-year-old black Chicago youth was slain. In this documentary directed by Keith Beauchamp, a family’s agony is finally told revealing the truth surrounding the Till case by the people who were there. Emmett Till was murdered for one of the oldest forbidden taboos in America’s history, addressing a white woman in public. The death of Emmett Till sparked the black resistance of the South, soon to become the American Civil Rights Movement.