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Next on “The A List” From WTCI PBS: Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr.

Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr.
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Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr.

In 1955, nearly seventy years ago, Emmett Till was kidnapped and lynched in Mississippi.

The horrific murder of the 14-year-old African-American teen ignited outrage nationwide - a pivotal moment in the civil rights movement.

On the fateful night when Emmett was taken from his bed, his cousin Wheeler Parker, Jr. - age 16 - was in the house with him.

Now the last living witness of that tragic event, Parker - who became a Reverend - has made it his mission to share that story, and keep the memory of Emmett Till alive for generations to come.

Rev. Parker - today in his eighties - is the next guest on “The A List with Alison Lebovitz,” this Thursday at 8:30 PM on our public media partner WTCI PBS.

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