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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2005)

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Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman.

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A true-to-life dramatization of the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a Chicago teenager who, while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi, in August 1955, was kidnapped, tortured and ... See full summary »

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The story of Emmett Till, a young African-American who was brutally murdered in the deep South in 1955.

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Mamie Till ...
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Wheeler Parker ...
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Simeon Wright ...
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Ruthie Mae Crawford ...
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Charles Evers ...
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Raymond Lockett ...
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Roosevelt Crawford ...
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Mose Wright ...
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Roy Bryant ...
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J.W. Milam ...
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Willie Reed ...
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Mary Johnson ...
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H. Clarence Strider ...
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George Smith ...
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Never-before-seen testimony is included in this documentary on Emmett Louis Till, who, in 1955, was brutally murdered after he whistled at a white woman.

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images

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$13,165 (USA) (19 August 2005)

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$202,481 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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Mandatory Viewing about American History!
17 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Emmett Till story is really that of an American tragedy. A young man about 14 years old is sent from Chicago to spend summer in Money, Mississippi. He doesn't know how different the South is from Chicago. When he's there, he comes into contact with a white female cashier at the store where he places the money in her hand. Later, he is caught whistling at her. What happens next is horrific to describe. Emmett Till was an only child of a loving mother who had no idea about the tragedy that would occur in taking his life. Not only was Emmett's kidnapping and murder horrific, so is the terrorism that was happening in the South where lynchings, murders, and kidnapping of African American men were happening at an alarming rate. I hope the Emmett Till story and this documentary should be mandatory viewing in every classroom in America to show the hatred, violence, and horror of our history.


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