HIP-HOP SUMMIT ACTION NETWORK JOINS FORCES WITH NOTED
HIP-HOP FILMMAKER KEITH BEAUCHAMP IN SUPPORT OF THE GROUNDBREAKING DOCUMENTARY FILM: “THE UNTOLD STORY OF EMMETT LOUIS TILL”
FILM WORLD PREMIERE AT THE UNITED NATIONS AUGUST 15, 2005
JULY 28, 2005 – NEW YORK, N.Y. – The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has joined forces with hip-hop filmmaker turned activist Keith Beauchamp in his pursuit of justice in the Emmett Till case.
Emmett, a fourteen year old boy from Chicago, became a catalyst for the civil rights movement, when his mutilated corpse served as a visual display of hatred and racism during the 1950’s.Keith Beauchamp has worked tirelessly for justice on behalf of a boy who died before he was even born.Keith’s 10-years of research on the case have resulted in the stunning documentary, The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.
HSAN is supporting Beaucamp in the pursuit of justice in this case by sponsoring key events to get the word out on the film that was the key catalyst in the re-opening of the 50 year old murder investigation as cited by the US Department of Justice and the FBI.
“The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) announced today our complete solidarity and support of noted hip-hop filmmaker Keith Beauchamp in the pursuit of full justice in the case of Emmett Louis Till,” affirmed Dr. Benjamin Chavis, President and CEO of HSAN.“During the last 50 years, justice has been delayed and denied.Now, through the efforts of Keith Beauchamp, the case has been officially reopened in order that the full truth be revealed.Hip-hop is about spitting truth to power.The film documentary ‘The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till’ is a magnificent contribution to the pursuit of justice in this case.We encourage all people of goodwill to see this film.”
World Premiere of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Hosted by The Hip Hop Summit Action Network, along with the New York Film Forum
Where: United Nations
Dag Hammarskjold Auditorium
When: August 15, 2005
Screening (Invitation Only)
Emmett Louis Till
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till will have a two-week engagement, August 17-30th at the Film Forum, West Houston Street.
About Hip-Hop Summit Action Network
HSAN is a non-profit, non-partisan national coalition of artists, entertainment industry leaders, education advocates, civil rights proponents and youth leaders united in the belief that the “hip-hop” phenomena is an enormously influential agent for positive social change which must be responsibly and pro-actively utilized to fight the war on poverty and injustice. For more information on the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, go to www.hsan.org.