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The murder of Emmett Till

Author: Stanley NelsonFirelight Films.WGBH Educational Foundation.WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)PBS Video.All authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.] : PBS Video, [2005, 2003]
Edition/Format:   Video   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The shameful, sadistic 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Firelight Films.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); PBS Video.; VIVA, the Virtual Library of Virginia.
OCLC Number: 123123745
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2003.
Credits: Produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia Smith ; edited by Lewis Erskine ; coordinating producer, Laurens Grant ; assistance producer, Amilca Palmer ; composer, Tom Phillips ; sound supervisor, Rena C. Kosersky ; cinematographer, Robert Shepard.
Cast: Narrator, Andre Braugher.
Description: 1 streaming video file (60 min.) : digital, MP4 file, sd., col. with b&w sequences.
Details: Mode of access: Internet.; Online video system requirements: QuickTime 7 player (or equivalent)
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; WGBH Educational Foundation ; a production of WGBH, Boston.

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The shameful, sadistic 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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