The Murder of Emmett Till: American Experience
200353 minutes
Cast:
Pat Antici, Andre Braugher, Tony Czech, Mamie Till
Director:
Stanley Nelson

This PBS "American Experience" documentary examines the murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till and the subsequent acquittal of his killers. Considered a catalyst for America's civil rights movement, Till's death sent shockwaves throughout the world. While visiting the Deep South, Till whistled at a white woman, an act which led to his brutal killing. Activists organized after Till's mother let national newspapers run pictures of her mangled son.

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