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The murder of Emmett Till

Author: Stanley NelsonMarcia A SmithAndre BraugherRobert ShepherdLewis ErskineAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, [2003]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : 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: Biography
Documentary films
Films for the hearing impaired
History
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Marcia A Smith; Andre Braugher; Robert Shepherd; Lewis Erskine; Tom Phillips; Laurens Grant; Amilca Palmer; Rena C Kosersky; Firelight Media.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Educational Foundation.; PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0780642031 9780780642034 0793696542 9780793696543
OCLC Number: 51580051
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.
Credits: Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips ; coordinating producer, Laurens Grant ; assistance producer, Amilca Palmer ; sound supervisor, Rena C. Kosersky ; senior producer, Mark Samels ; executive producer, Margaret Drain.
Performer(s): Narrator, Andre Braugher.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 1 videocassette (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; 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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