The Ballad of Emmett TillThursday, May 15, 2008
Earlier this year, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago asked me if they could use my picture of the Bryant Store in Money, Mississippi in their OnStage Magazine. It's the publication they do for shows, and they're performing The Ballad of Emmett Till this year.
The Bryant store - Bryant's Grocery and Meat Market - was the place where Emmett wolf-whistled at Mrs. Bryant, setting off an awful chain of events.
I told the Goodman that since they were a non-profit that I would let them use this photograph at no charge if they would donate four tickets to a show to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Chicago (Av and I did BB/BS for several years and it was a really wonderful experience). This week, I got a package from the Goodman in the mail with a couple of copies of OnStage along with a copy of the letter they sent their local BB/BS with tickets. Nice!