The Whistle that changed America

Kasim Hardaway / Washburn Review

The multicultural and student life office co-sponsored the presentation “The Whistle that Changed America.” Byron Embry, professional baseball player and motivational speaker, came to Washburn this past Monday, February 24th. I spoke to Dona Walker, Director of Multicultural Affairs to see why Embry had been chosen to come to Washburn.
 
Embry took the audience on a journey of modern day issues. Specifically, he told the story of Emmett Till, the 14 year old Chicago boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi for whistling at a white woman in 1955.
 
Ms. Walker explained further why Embry was a good choice.
 
Emmitt Till is not here to share his story, however Embry has made it one of his longterm goals to educate others on the graphic incident in history.
 
I spoke to Don Jacobs to see how he felt about the presentation
 
For more information, visit Embry’s website, www.closingremarks.net