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Columbia Center for the Arts hosts film series

Columbia Center for the Arts hosts the Mt. Hood Independent Film Series film, “Dar He: The Lynching of Emmett Till,” Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m.

This is a true-crime drama and winner of eight best film awards.

In 1955, a 14-year-old black Chicago youth traveled to the Mississippi Delta with country kinfolk and southern cooking on his mind. He walked off the train and into a world he could never understand — a world of thick color lines, of hard-held class systems and unspeakable taboos.

Young Emmett crossed that line and stepped into his gruesome fate by whistling at a white woman. This riveting play chronicles the murder, trial and unbelievable confession of the men accused of Till’s lynching.


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