Professor's play appears in prestigious literary magazine | Schools
“Emmett Till Goes Skip-Stopping on the CTA” a play by University of Southern Mississippi Distinguished Professor of English Dr. Philip Koilin, appears in the spring 2012 issue of Callaloo.
Till was one of the central figures in the American racial trauma of the last century. Kolin’s play presents him as a heroic young man eagerly looking forward to life’s adventures, but the references to shifting chronologies (back and forth from 1955 to 2008) remind audiences ironically of the cruel fate awaiting him in Money, Miss. where his horrific murder in August 1955 is often seen as igniting the civil right movement.
“Emmett Till Goes Skip-Stopping” was performed on stage at the University of Georgia in 2010 and can be read through the Project Muse database.
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