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An Evening With A Civil Rights Icon – Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr.

February 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

<h1 class="tribe-events-single-event-title">An Evening With A Civil Rights Icon – Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr.</h1>

B. Wendell Parker Productions LLC, in association with The Bay City Players Community Theater and Labadie Auto Company proudly presents a three-fold Black History Weekend special event centered around the life, death, and family of Emmett Till. These three events will take place February 16,17,18, 2023. Events will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel Grand Ballroom and the Bay City Players Community Theatre, both located in downtown Bay City, Michigan.

The kick off for this Black History Weekend special event will take place on Thursday, February 16thwith “;An Evening with A Civil Rights Icon” Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. Rev. Parker is the last remaining living witness to the kidnapping and abduction of Emmett Till. The reception begins at 6:00pm. Dinner will be served at 7:00pm. Rev. Parker will be available for book signings, autographs, and photo opportunities, from 6:00pm until 6:45pm.

Emmett Till was a black teenager from Chicago, Illinois who in the summer of 1955 embarked on a vacation to Mississippi accompanied by his cousin Wheeler Parker Jr. who was also a teenager at the time. The tragic events of that vacation are detailed in Rev. Parker’s newly published book entitled, “A Few Days Full of Trouble: Revelations on the Journey to Justice for My Cousin and Best Friend Emmett Till”. The evening festivities will include remarks by various state and local elected officials, as well as selected members of the clergy, and talent performances by local youth. The evening’s events will conclude at 9:30pm.

On Friday, February 17th and Saturday, February 18th, The stage play “Still Emmett Till” will be performed at The Bay City Players Theater. Curtain time is 7:30 pm for both shows. “Still EmmettTill” is a riveting true story that promises not to disappoint.

Tickets  for “An Evening With A Civil Rights Icon” can be purchased by calling 989-280-0114 or 405-821-2970. Tickets for the stage play “Still Emmett Till” can be purchased by contacting The Bay City Players Community Theater, or by calling 989-280-0114.


February 7
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Bay City Players Theater
1214 Columbus Ave
Bay City, MI 48708 United States
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