- The shameful, sadistic 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.
- Item content: English
- Narrator, Andre Braugher.
- Edited by Lewis Erskine ; coordinating producer, Laurens Grant ; assistance producer, Amilca Palmer ; composer, Tom Phillips ; sound supervisor, Rena C. Kosersky ; cinematographer, Robert Shepard.
- Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.
Sundance Film Festival, 2003: Special Jury Prize, Documentary.
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Digital format: Restricted to the University of North Texas System.
Digital format: Electronic reproduction. Denton, Texas : UNT Media Library, 2007. Digitized and made available by PBS.
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- Universal Product Code: 794054882230