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The untold story of Emmett Louis Till
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:
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.
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