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

Publication Info. Boston : WGBH Educational Foundation ; Alexandria, Va. : PBS Home Video, [2003]
©2003
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult DVD Nonfiction  364.1523 MUR    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color & black and white ; 3/4 in.
System Details DVD; full screen, Dolby surround stereo.
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.
For specific features see interactive menu.
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 -- Videodiscs.
Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
African American teenage boys -- Mississippi -- Biography -- Videodiscs.
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century -- Videodiscs.
Trials (Murder) -- Mississippi -- Videodiscs.
DVDs.
Genre Documentary films Videodiscs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Nelson, Stanley, production personnel, director.
Smith, Marcia, screenwriter.
Braugher, Andre, narrator.
Firelight Media.
WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
WGBH Educational Foundation.
PBS Home Video.
Added Title American experience (Television program) Murder of Emmett Till.
ISBN 079369552X
Standard No. 841887000536
Music No. AMER 6505 PBS Home Video
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