Hollywood, Calif. : PBS Home Video, c2004.
Full screen version.
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences.
DVD; Dolby surround stereo.
Narrator, Andre Braugher.
Producer/director, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips.
Originally broadcast on public television in 2003.
The 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.
AMER 6506 PBS Home Video