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Title The murder of Emmett Till [videorecording] / a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson.

Imprint Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, c2003.

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 Moore Video  F350.N4 M87 2003    Available  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Standard version presented in a letterbox format
Description 1 DVD (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.
System Details DVD.
Language Closed-captioned.
Performer Narrator, Andre Braugher.
Credits Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips ; coordinating producer, Laurens Grant ; assistance producer, Amilca Palmer ; sound supervisor, Rena C. Kosersky.
Note Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Summary 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.
Subject Till, Emmett, 1941-1955.
Mississippi -- Race relations.
Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
African American teenage boys -- Mississippi -- Biography.
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi.
Genre/Form Documentary films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Nelson, Stanley. Production personnel. Director.
Smith, Marcia. Screenwriter.
Braugher, Andre. Narrator.
Shepard, Robert.
Erskine, Lewis.
Phillips, Tom.
Grant, Laurens.
Palmer, Amilca.
Kosersky, Rena C.
Firelight Media.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Home Video.
Added Title American experience (Television program)
ISBN 0780645782
Music No. B8996 PBS Home Video