Emmett Till's brutal murder in Mississippi catalyzed the Civil Rights movement.
Overviews the story of this 14-year-old boy's murder, his killers' acquittal, their sale of their confession to a magazine, and Mrs. Till's work to see that her son had not died in vain.
Tavis Smiley talks with Keith Beauchamp, a filmmaker from New York who spent the last nine years making the documentary "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till". Other guests include Emmett Till's cousin Simeon Wright and trial attorney Raymond Brown.
The brutal murder in 1955 that mobilized the civil rights movement: the film, special features, timeline, people and events, teacher's guide, background information and forum.
Gary Younge reports on the funeral in Chicago of Mamie Till Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, and describes the effect of Emmett's murder on the civil rights movement in the United States.
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