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Till’s Story Makes Civil Rights Era Come to Life

Actor Mike Wiley recently brought Emmitt Till's Civil Rights  struggle to the Newnan Center's stage making the time period that much more real for CEC's 8th grade team members.

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Actor Mike Wiley recently brought Emmitt Till's Civil Rights struggle to the Newnan Center's stage making the time period that much more real for CEC's 8th grade team members.

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The CEC College and Career Academy eighth grade team members were starting to study the Civil Rights Movement in their Georgia Studies class and director Karyann Rinkiewicz organized a field trip for team members to see a play about the story of Emmett Till at Newnan’s Centre for Performing and Visual Arts.  “It was a great real-world example of the civil rights movement and what was happening during this time period,” she said.

“Emmett Till was a young male from the North,” said Rinkiewicz. “He came to the South before the civil rights movement and became a symbol.” She continued, “He did not know what was going on during this time in the South, so he was a fish out of water.”

Dar-He: The Story of Emmett Till was acted out by Mike Wiley of Mike Wiley Productions. He adopted this play from one of his original screenplays. The one performed he performed is shorter, around fifty minutes.  “I think he did a phenomenal job as a one-person actor with portraying the different view-points of the different characters,” Rinkiewicz said. “He really brought (Till’s experience) to life.”

Emmett Till was a person Rinkiewicz said she would stand up for. “He was someone in an environment that was different to him and he didn’t have anyone to show him around and he was kind of a naive boy.”

“I understand the time period,” said Rinkiewicz. “His murderers were tried in a corrupt system. They were found not guilty by an all-white jury and later confessed to what they had done.”

“It was an unfortunate event that needed to happen to open the world’s eyes. I think a positive outcome did come from it. It gave a great perspective,” she said.

 

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