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The murder of Emmett Till

Author: Stanley NelsonMarcia A SmithAndre BraugherTom PhillipsRobert ShepherdAll authors
Publisher: Alexandria, Va. : PBS : Distributed by PBS Home Video, 2004.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screen versionView all editions and formats
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The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Historical films
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Marcia A Smith; Andre Braugher; Tom Phillips; Robert Shepherd; Lewis Erskine; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Home Video.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; Firelight Media.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ISBN: 079369552X 9780793695522
OCLC Number: 57138324
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2003 as part of the television series The American experience.
"American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston"--Closing frames.
Credits: Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips ; narrator, Andre Braugher.
Performer(s): Narrator: Andre Braugher.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (55 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC 1; English Dolby surround stereo.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: WGBH Educational Foundation ; produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media production for American Experience.
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The murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.

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