The untold story of Emmett Louis Till

Title
The untold story of Emmett Louis Till

Publication Information
[New York] : Thinkfilm, [2005].

Physical Description
1 videodisc (ca. 70 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
 
Special features: director's commentary with Keith A. Beauchamp ; the Harvard Civil Rights Project ; "The Impact of the Emmett Till Case in American History and Today" ; trailer gallery.

Personal Subject
Till, Emmett, 1941-1955.

Subject Term
African American teenage boys -- Crimes against.
 
Lynching -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
 
African Americans -- Crimes against -- Mississippi.
 
Racism -- Mississippi -- History -- 20th century.
 
Hate crimes -- Mississippi.

Geographic Term
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 1953-1961.
 
Mississippi -- Race relations.

Genre
Documentary films.
 
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

Summary
The film that helped reopen one of history's most notorious cold case civil rights murders is the result of the director's 10-year journey to uncover the truth. In August, 1955, Mamie Till-Mobley of Chicago sent her only child, Emmett Louis Till, to visit relatives in the Mississippi Delta. Little did she know that only 8 days later, Emmett would be abducted from his Great-Uncle's home, brutally beaten and murdered for one of the oldest Southern taboos : whistling at a white woman in public. It was Beauchamp's nine years of investigation, summarized in the film, that was primarily responsible for the Justice Department reopening the case.

System Details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC.

Language Note
Closed-captioned.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Nonfiction DVDDVD 323.1196 UNT11Nonfiction DVDs