Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture Presents “Anne & Emmett, the Play”

Media only: 

Media only 
Jaye Linnen   
(202) 633-7812 
linnenj@si.edu

Anne Williams   
(202) 633-7697 
williamsab@si.edu

What: 

“Anne & Emmett, the Play,” which explores the commonalities and parallels between the lives of Anne Frank and Emmett Till, will be performed at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Date: 

Monday, July 24, 2017 – 6:45pm

When: 

Monday, July 24 
6:45 p.m.: Doors open
7 p.m.: Welcome remarks
7:10-8:45 p.m.: Theater performance 

Where: 

Oprah Winfrey Theater 
National Museum of African American History and Culture
1400 Constitution Ave. N.W. 
(Press with media credentials should use the Madison Drive at 14th Street entrance.)

 

RSVP: 

Media must RSVP here to attend or call the contacts above. Due to limited space, only confirmed media will be admitted. All guests subject to security screenings.

On the eve of what would have been the 76th birthday of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy whose brutal murder in Mississippi sparked the American civil rights movement, the National Museum of African American History and Culture will present “Anne & Emmett, the Play,” a one-act play by Janet Langhart Cohen. “Anne & Emmett” is an imagined conversation between Anne Frank, the 13-year-old Jewish girl whose diary provided a gripping perspective of the Holocaust, and Till, both victims of racial intolerance and hatred.

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