March 22, 2016, Knoxville, Tennessee, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law, address to faculty and students, Elbert Williams, First to Die.


March 8, 2016,  Memphis, Tennessee, University Club, Leo Bearman Inns of Court, private, ticketed event.











March 4, 2016, Wilson, Arkansas, The Grove At Wilson. Culinary Excellence, Libation and Conversation with Jim and Elizabeth Emison,  private event.














March 5, 2016, Wilson, Arkansas, The Grove At Wilson. Jim Emison discussing the life and death of slain Civil Rights Activist, Elbert Williams, free and open to the public.



January 17, 2016, T. Robert Hill Barn, Jackson, Tennessee. Black History presentation by Jim Emison on the Elbert Williams story.


November 8, 2015, Denver, Colorado, Keynote Speaker, Government Affairs Conference, National Association of trial Lawyer Executives, presenting Elbert Williams First to Die, private event.









           Vanderbilt Class of 1965 50th Reunion Storytellers

October 23, 2015, Nashville, TN, Vanderbilt University Class of 1965, 50th Reunion Storytelling Session, Elbert Williams, First to Die


October 24, 2015,  Crockett County NAACP Branch Freedom Dinner, Olympic Steak House, Bells, Tennessee.








Dr. Quintard Taylor, Jim Emison & Guest


October 16, 2015, The Ruins, Seattle, Washington, BlackPast.org Annual Fundraising Dinner. Click for The Seattle Times press release..











Jim Emison and Dr. Amy Munforff


September 26, 2015, Knoxville, TN, U-T College of Law, University of Tennessee, Conference on Disasters, Displacements, and Missing Persons, Co-Presenter with Amy Z. Mundorff, Ph. D., Professor, U-T Department of Forensic Anthropology, Seeking Justice for Elbert Williams.













September 12, 2015, San Francisco, CA, Jim Attended the San Francisco Writer's for Change Conference.












Jim Emison, Mary Mancini, Betty Emison


July 30, 2015, Nashville, TN, Luncheon guest speaker
Democrat Summer Interns


July 16, 2015, Nashville, Crockett Policy Institute,

Newsmaker Breakfast, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


June 20, 2015, Brownsville, TN, Elbert Williams Memorial Service and Historical Marker Dedication, Speaker


June 18, 2015, Memphis, TN, Tennessee Association for Justice Convention, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


June 7, 2015, Jackson, TN, FM Radio 96.1 Community Feedback, repeat guest of Richard Donnell


May 27, 2015, Brownsville, TN, Willow Grove Church, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


May 19, 2015, Brownsville, TN, Friends of the Elma Ross Library, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


April 27, 2015, Nashville, TN, Bone, McAlester and Norton, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


March 17, Brownsville, TN, Radio 95.3, guest on, discussed Elbert Williams First to Die with host Judge Lyle Reid and Drew McGruder


March 7, 2015, Brownsville, TN, West Tennessee Historical Society monthly meeting, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


February 22, 2015, Jackson, TN Gospel on the Move, guest of James Baxter


February 15, 2015, Jackson, TN, Fox News TV Channel 16, Gospel on the Move guest of James Baxter


February 5, 2015, Jackson, TN, Friends of the  Jackson-Madison County Library, presented Elbert Williams First to Die


February 3, 2015, Jackson, TN, FM News Talk Radio 101.5. Prime Time Drive, guest of Steve Bowers


February 1, 2015, Jackson, TN, FM 96.1 Community Feedback, guest of Richard Donnell


February 3, 2015, Jackson, TN, FM News Talk Radio 101.5. Prime Time Drive, guest of Steve Bowers

Appearances & Upcoming Events

Radio Broadcast

The Hatchie, six miles south of Brownsville, from which Elbert Williams's corpse was pulled Sunday June 23, 1940.

ELBERT WILLIAMS:FIRST TO DIE

Jim Emison

Upcoming Events



April 28, 2016, Noon, Chicago, Illinois, The  Ritz-Carlton, The International Association of Defense Counsel, Corporate Counsel College, private, ticketed event.


May 2, 2016, 1:45pm -2:15pm, Jim has been invited to speak at a day long educational forum at the National Civil Rights Museum, Memphis, Tennessee. Jim will participate on a panel examining the 14th Amendment

Appearances