American Experience – The Murder of Emmett Till: Andre Braugher, Pat Antici, Oudie Brown, Harry Caise, Magnolia Cooksey-Math…

American Experience - The Murder of Emmett Till: Andre Braugher, Pat Antici, Oudie Brown, Harry Caise, Magnolia Cooksey-Mathious, Tony Czech, Clara Davis, Warren Hampton, Richard Heard, John Herbers, Rose Jourdain, Moses Newson, Robert Shepard, Stanley Nelson, Lewis Erskine, Amilca Palmer, Laurens Grant, Mark Samels, Marcia Smith
American Experience – The Murder of Emmett Till: Andre Braugher, Pat Antici, Oudie Brown, Harry Caise, Magnolia Cooksey-Mathious, Tony Czech, Clara Davis, Warren Hampton, Richard Heard, John Herbers, Rose Jourdain, Moses Newson, Robert Shepard, Stanley Nelson, Lewis Erskine, Amilca Palmer, Laurens Grant, Mark Samels, Marcia Smith Detail
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American Experience – The Murder of Emmett Till: Andre Braugher, Pat Antici, Oudie Brown, Harry Caise, Magnolia Cooksey-Mathious, Tony Czech, Clara Davis, Warren Hampton, Richard Heard, John Herbers, Rose Jourdain, Moses Newson, Robert Shepard, Stanley Nelson, Lewis Erskine, Amilca Palmer, Laurens Grant, Mark Samels, Marcia Smith Description

In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, who was from Chicago, didn’t understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, two white men dragged him from his bed in the dead of night, beat him brutally and then shot him in the head. Although his killers were arrested and charged with murder, they were both acquitted quickly by an all-white, all-male jury. Shortl…

The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black youth who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Till’s killers were apprehended, but quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury, later providing grisly details of the murder in a story to journalists. Three months after Till’s body was found, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.

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American Experience - The Murder of Emmett Till: Andre Braugher, Pat Antici, Oudie Brown, Harry Caise, Magnolia Cooksey-Mathious, Tony Czech, Clara Davis, Warren Hampton, Richard Heard, John Herbers, Rose Jourdain, Moses Newson, Robert Shepard, Stanley Nelson, Lewis Erskine, Amilca Palmer, Laurens Grant, Mark Samels, Marcia Smith

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