The Murder of Emmett Till: American Experience
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.