#Till Movie Advance Screening Review

@TillMovie #WorldPremiere

🎥 Hosted by

Black Women of Faith

BLM TV Network
HarkinsTheatres

Emmett Till Legacy Foundation

Dan Harkins – Harkins Owner

Wednesday October 19th, 2022 6PM

Profoundly sad movie 😢 But what must be received, is that this was the beginning of the #CivilRights movement for our country. Not even 90 days later did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat! 🙅🏽‍♀️

Like @mamietillmobleymemorial knows, our children’s blood need not be in vain. This movie teaches valuable lessons of tragedy, and strategy. ✍🏽 #LettheWorldSee #TillMovie

Special Thank you to the #EmmettTill Family for their blessings, and participation.

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Meet the Black Olympians of the USA Teams 2012

Gold Medallist Tommie Smith, (center) and Bronze medallist John Carlos (right) showing the raised fist on the podium after the 200m in the 1968 Summer Olympics wearing Olympic Project for Human Rights badges. Silver medallist Peter Norman from Australia (left) joins them.

Womens Basketball

Seimone Augustus, age 28, studied at Louisiana State University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/augustus-seimone-1133206/

Swin Cash, age 32, studied at University of Connecticut
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cash-swin-1133425/

Tamika Catchings, age 33, studied at University of Tennessee
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/catchings-tamika-1133428/

Tina Charles, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/charles-tina-1133450/

Sylvia Fowles, age 26, studied at Louisiana State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/fowles-sylvia-1132897/

Asjha Jones, age 31, studied at University of Connecticut 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jones-asjha-1132255/

Angel McCoughtry, age 25, studied at University of Louisville
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mccoughtry-angel-1131214/

Maya Moore, age 23, studied at University of Connecticut 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/moore-maya-1131345/

Candace Parker, age 26, studied at University of Tennessee 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/parker-candace-1131492/

**Women’s team scheduled to face Turkey on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 10:30 p.m.

Men’s Basketball

Carmelo Anthony, age 28, studied at Syracuse University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/anthony-carmelo-1133184/

Kobe Bryant, age 33
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/bryant-kobe-1124720/

Tyson Chandler, age 29 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/chandler-tyson-1124775/

Anthony Davis, age 19, studied at University of Kentucky 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/davis-anthony-1284180/

Kevin Durant, age 23, studied at University of Texas
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/durant-kevin-1124764/

James Harden, age 22, studied at Arizona State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/harden-james-1237724/

Andre Iguodala, age 28, studied at University of Arizona 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/iguodala-andre-1124730/

LeBron James, age 27 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/james-lebron-1132190/

Chris Paul, age 27, studied at Wake Forest University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/paul-chris-1124686/

Russell Westbrook, age 23, studied at UCLA 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/westbrook-russell-1124672/

Deron Williams, age 28, studied at the University of Illinois 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/williams-deron-1124731/

Women’s Boxing

Quanitta Underwood, age 28 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/underwood-quanitta-1134186/

 

Clarissa Shields, age 17  (Won Gold for her Division of  Middle Weight 8/8/2012)

http://www.london2012.com/athlete/shields-claressa-1132139/

Men’s Boxing

Marcus Browne, age 21 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/browne-marcus-1133355/

Dominic Breazeale, age 26, studied at University of North Colorado
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/breazeale-dominic-1235859/
**Scheduled to box on Wednesday Aug. 1 at 3:30 p.m.    

Michael Hunter, age 24 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hunter-ii-michael-1124723/
**Scheduled to box on Wednesday Aug. 1 at 2:30 p.m.

Terrell Gausha, age 24
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gausha-terrell-1132937/

Jamel Herring, age 26 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/herring-jamel-1134753/

Errol Spence, age 22 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/spence-errol-1133773/

Rau’ Shee Warren age 23
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/warren-raushee-1135362/

Women’s Fencing

Maya Lawrence, age 32, studied at Columbia University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lawrence-maya-1132404/

Nzingha Prescod, age 19, studied at Columbia University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/prescod-nzingha-1134168/

Men’s Fencing

Miles Chamley Watson, age 22, studied at Penn State University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/chamley-watson-miles-1131809/

Daryl Homer, age 22, studied at St. John’s University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/homer-daryl-1131268/

Women’s Gymnastics

Gabrielle Douglas, age 16 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/douglas-gabrielle-1132742/

Men’s Gymnastics

John Orozco, age 19 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/orozco-john-1133634/

Men’s Rowing

David Banks, age 28, studied at Stanford University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/banks-david-1133221/

Women’s Soccer

Sydney Leroux, age 22, studied at UCLA
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/leroux-sydney-1130630/

Women’s Swimming

Lia Neal, age 17 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/neal-lia-1133103/

Men’s Swimming

Cullen Jones, age 28, studied at North Carolina State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jones-cullen-1237821/

Anthony Ervin, age 31
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/ervin-anthony-1237576/

Taekwondo

Terrance Jennings, age 25, studied at Northern Virginia Community College 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jennings-terrence-1132211/

Women’s Tennis

Serena Williams, age 30 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/williams-serena-1131104/

Venus Williams, age 32
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/williams-venus-1131109/

Men’s Tennis

Donald Young, age 23 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/young-donald-1135619/

Women’s Track and Field

Keisha Baker, age 24, studied at University of Oregon – 4×400 meter relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/baker-keshia-1133216/

Bridgette Barrett, age 21 – High Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/barrett-brigetta-1131820/

T’erea Brown, age 22, studied at University of Miami –  400 meter hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/brown-terea-1132758/

Michelle Carter, age 26, studied at University of Texas – Shot Put
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/carter-michelle-1124778/

Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, age 33 – Long Distance Running
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cherobon-bawcom-janet-1284280/

Jessica Cosby, age 30, studied at UCLA – Women’s Hammer Throw
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/cosby-jessica-1135064/

Sharon Clay, age 27, studied at University of California-Poly – Heptathlon
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/day-sharon-1132681/

Janay Deloach, age 26, studied at Colorado State University – Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/deloach-janay-1132695/

Diamond Dixon, age 20 – 4×400 meter Relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/dixon-diamond-1289855/

Allyson Felix, age 26, studied at University of Southern California – 100 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/felix-allyson-1132858/

Chelsea Hayes, age 24 – Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hayes-chelsea-1289859/

Carmelita Jeter, age 32, studied at California State University – 100 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/jeter-carmelita-1132223/

Alysia Johnson Montano, age 26, studied at University of California Poly – 800 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/johnson-montano-alysia-1132145/

Chantae McMillan, age 24 – Heptathlon
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mcmillan-chantae-1289866/

Aretha Thurmond, age 35, studied at University of Washington – Discus Throw
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/thurmond-aretha-1133890/

Deedee Trotter, age 29, studied at University of Tennessee – 400 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/trotter-deedee-1131834/

Men’s Track and Field

Kerron Clement, age 23, studied at University of Florida – 400 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/clement-kerron-1132319/

Ashton Eaton, age 24, studied at University of Oregon – Decathlon
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/eaton-ashton-1132803/

Justin Gatlin, age 30, studied at University of Tennessee – 100 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gatlin-justin-1132934/

Tyson Gay, age 29 – 100 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/gay-tyson-1284191/

Marquis Goodwin, age 21 – Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/goodwin-marquise-1284181/

Reese Hoffa, age 33, studied at University of Georgia – Shot Put
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hoffa-reese-1134774/

George Kitchens, age 29 – Men’s Long Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/kitchens-george-1284288/

Erik Kynard, age 21, studied at Kansas State University – High Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/kynard-erik-1132385/

Lopez Lomong, age 27, studied at Northern Arizona University – 5000 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/lomong-lopez-1132453/

Tony McQuay, age 22, studied at the University of Florida – 400 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mcquay-tony-1235744/

Aries Merritt, age 26, studied at University of Tennessee – 110 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/merritt-aries-1131270/

Lashawn Merritt, age 26, studied at Old Dominion University – 400 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/merritt-lashawn-1131818/

Manteo Mitchell, age 25 – 4×400 meter Relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mitchell-manteo-1284291/

Maurice Mitchell, age 22, studied at Florida State University – 200 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/mitchell-maurice-1134178/

Jamie Nieto, age 35, studied at Eastern Michigan University – High Jump
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/nieto-jamie-1132195/

Darvis Patton, age 34, studied at Texas Christian University – 4×100 meter Relay
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/patton-darvis-1131841/

Jason Richardson, age 26, studied at University of South Carolina – 110 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/richardson-jason-1133547/

Khadevis Robinson, age 36, studied at California State – 800 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/robinson-khadevis-1130722/

Duane Solomon, age 27 – 800 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/solomon-duane-1284295/

Michael Tinsley, age 28, studied at Jackson State University – 400 meter Hurdles
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/tinsley-michael-1135605/

Isiah Young, age 22 – 200 meter
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/young-isiah-1295643/

Jason Young, age 31, studied at Texas Tech University – Discus Throw
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/young-jason-1124779/

Women’s Volleyball

Foluke Akinradewo, age 24, studied at Stanford University
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/akinradewo-foluke-1133141/

Tayyiba Haneef-Park, age 33, studied at Long Beach University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/haneef-park-tayyiba-1133051/

Megan Hodge, age 23, studied at Penn State 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/herring-jamel-1134753/

Destinee Hooker, age 24
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/hooker-destinee-1134789/

Danielle Scott-Arruda, age 39, studied at Long Beach State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/scott-arruda-danielle-1133665/

Men’s Weightlifting

Kendrick Farris, age 26, studied at Louisiana State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/farris-kendrick-1132313/

Women’s Wrestling

Kelsey Campbell, age 27, studied at Arizona State University 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/campbell-kelsey-1133411/

Men’s Wrestling

Dremiel Deshon Byers, age 37, studied at North Carolina A&T 
http://www.london2012.com/athlete/byers-dremiel-deshon-1133391/

Why Slave Descendants Take Medals in Track

  • Scientists Believe that Black American and Caribbean sprinters have a superior athletic gene.
  • All eight finalists in the 2008 Olympic 100m final are believed to have been descendants from slaves.
  • Olympic legend Michael Johnson says a ‘superior athletic gene’ in the descendants of West African slaves means Black American and Caribbean sprinters will command the sport at the London Games.

The Olympic gold medallist and BBC commentator Michael Johnson said, “Over the last few years, athletes of Afro- Caribbean and Afro-American descent have dominated athletics finals. It’s a fact that hasn’t been discussed openly before. It’s a taboo subject in the States but it is what it is. Why shouldn’t we discuss it? It is currently being researched to see how much of a factor being descended from slaves contributes to athletic ability.”

Legacy: Michael Johnson, pictured in Jamaica, says black American and Caribbean sprinters have a 'superior athletic gene'
Michael Johnson, pictured in Jamaica, says black American and Caribbean sprinters have a ‘superior athletic gene’

Reigning Olympic 100m champion Usain Bolt was born in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica, where British Olympic boss Lord Coe’s plantation-owning ancestor George Hyde Park had 297 slaves. Of the eight 100m finalists four years ago, three were Jamaicans, two came from Trinidad and Tobago, two were Afro-American and one, representing the Netherlands, was born on the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao. All eight are believed to be descended from slaves.

Some scientists believe a combination of selective breeding by slave owners and appalling conditions meant that only the strongest slaves endured, creating a group predisposed to record-breaking athletic performance.  African slaves underwent a rigorous selection process and only the fittest were transported on ships. Interestingly, the toughest journey was to Jamaica, the last stop on the slave trail.

Taboo: Usain Bolt (right), pictured winning the Olympic 100m final in Beijing in 2008, was born in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica, where British Olympic boss Lord Coe¿s plantation-owning ancestor George Hyde Park had 297 slaves
Usain Bolt (right), pictured winning the Olympic 100m final in Beijing in 2008, was born in Trelawny Parish, Jamaica, where British Olympic boss Lord Coes plantation-owning ancestor George Hyde Park had 297 slaves.

During one voyage in 1732, a staggering 96 per cent of slaves lost their lives – 170 boarded the ship and only six got off. Jamaican geneticist Dr Rachael Irving said: ‘There was not much oxygen on slave ships so they had to use whatever they had to survive.’ Dr Herb Elliott, doctor to the Jamaican Olympic team, added: ‘Only the most aggressive and fiercest slaves ended up in Jamaica.’

Johnson, 44, had a DNA test for a Channel 4 documentary, Michael Johnson: Survival Of The Fastest, which confirmed he is of West African descent. Johnson said, “All my life  I believed I became an athlete through my own determination, but it’s impossible to think that being descended from slaves hasn’t left an imprint through the generations. Difficult as it was to hear, slavery has benefited descendants like me – I believe there is a superior  athletic gene in us.”

Written by By SALLY BECK edited by Katt McKinney