ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF EMMETT TILL’S AUGUST 28, 1955 BRUTAL LYNCHING
LOCAL ARTIST COMPLETES THE MONUMENTAL
“EMMETT TILL MEMORIAL TRIPTYCH,”
WHOSE DEATH BROUGHT TO LIFE THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
International, local artist, Sandra Hansen, is announcing the completion of the monumental piece, “The Emmett Till Memorial Triptych.” It can be seen at Fountain Street Church (24 Fountain Street Northeast, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3191 (616) 459-8386) during the ArtPrize Festival., September 21 to October 9 in Grand Rapids.
The Emmett Till Memorial Triptych, stands over nine feet tall and eight feet wide, and tells the story, of the torture and murder of fourteen year old, African American, Emmett Till on August 28, 1955. A Chicagoan, Emmett was visiting family in Mississippi when his cousins dared him to whistle at a white woman. He was then kidnapped, severely beaten, shot dead, and thrown in the Tallahatchie River.