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Interior windows of Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ


The Till family and Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ have partnered with many individuals and organizations to preserve the church and restore it to its 1955 condition during the funeral of Emmett Till. Below are some of our key partners.


Church of God in Christ

J. Drew Sheard, The International Presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ 

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Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ

Elder Cleven Wardlow, Pastor


The Emmett Till Interpretive Center

Patrick Weems, Executive Director

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Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Institute

Dr. Marvel Parker, Executive Director

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Latham & Watkins LLP

Nikki Buffa, Counsel

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Parker Publishers LLC

Rev. Wheeler Parker, Jr., President

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Preservation Chicago

Mary Lu Seidel, Director of Community Engagement

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