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American experience. / The murder of Emmett Till

Author: Stanley NelsonMarcia A SmithAndre BraugherWGBH Educational Foundation.PBS Home Video.All authors
Publisher: [Arlington, Va.] : PBS, [2007]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till's killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till's body was found, the Montgomery Bus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Television programs
Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
Documentary
Historical
History
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)57138324
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Marcia A Smith; Andre Braugher; WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Home Video.; OverDrive, Inc.
ISBN: 079369552X 9780793695522
OCLC Number: 222249649
Notes: Downloadable video file.
Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 11, 2008).
Originally broadcast as an episode on American experience on PBS in 2003.
Credits: Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; edited by Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips.
Performer(s): Narrator, Andre Braugher.
Target Audience: Age group: NR.
Details: Mode of access: World Wide Web.; System requirements: OverDrive Media Console (file size: 288798KB).
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Murder of Emmett Till
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia Smith.

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The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till's killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till's body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.

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