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The murder of Emmett Till

Author: Stanley NelsonMarcia A SmithAndre BraugherHarry C CaiseJohn HerbersAll 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
Documentary television programs
DVD-Video discs
Named Person: Emmett Till; Emmett Till; Emmett Till
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Nelson; Marcia A Smith; Andre Braugher; Harry C Caise; John Herbers; Rose Jourdain; Moses J Newson; Wheeler Parker; Betty Bobo Pearson; Mamie Till-Mobley; William F Winter; Ernest C Withers; Tom Phillips; Robert Shepherd; Lewis Erskine; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.),; WGBH Educational Foundation,; Firelight Media,; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.),; PBS Home Video,
ISBN: 079369552X 9780793695522
OCLC Number: 57138324
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast on television as part of the television series The American experience on 20 January 2003.
"American Experience is a production of WGBH Boston"--Closing frames.
Credits: Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips.
Performer(s): Narrator: Andre Braugher ; voice actors: Steve Itkin, Jonathan Ross ; featuring: William Winter, Clara Davis, Betty Pearson, Ernest Withers, Mamie Till, Richard Heard, Wheeler Parker, Magnilia Cooksey, Moses Newson, Warren Hampton, Willie Reed, Oudie Brown, Clarence Strider Jr., Harry Caise, Rose Jourdain, John Herbers.
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: produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media production for American Experience ; WGBH Boston ; WGBH Educational Foundation.
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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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