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Scotlandville Magnet High presenting "Face of Emmett Till" play

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Scotlandville Magnet High School Performing Arts Department is presenting a play entitled "The Face of Emmett Till."

It is the story of a Black teenager in Mississippi in 1955 who was beaten and killed after alledgedly whistling at a White woman.

The play will be performed on Wednesday, Feb. 26 and Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. It is part of the school's Black History Month celebration.

"This is a very intense, very powerful story," organizers say.  "I want to convey the message that everyone can change things because Emmett Till started the movement for civil rights."

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. To reserve tickets, send an email to nlynch@ebrschools.org. Tickets can also be purchased at the door.

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