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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Keith Beauchamp (as Keith A. Beauchamp)
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Mamie Till Mobley ... Self
Wheeler Parker Wheeler Parker ... Self (as Rev. Wheeler Parker)
Simeon Wright Simeon Wright ... Self
Ruthie Mae Crawford Ruthie Mae Crawford ... Self
Al Sharpton ... Self
Charles Evers ... Self
Raymond Lockett Raymond Lockett ... Self (as Dr. Raymond Lockett)
Roosevelt Crawford Roosevelt Crawford ... Self
Mose Wright Mose Wright ... Self (archive footage)
Roy Bryant ... Self (archive footage)
J.W. Milam J.W. Milam ... Self (archive footage)
Willie Reed Willie Reed ... Self
Mary Johnson Mary Johnson ... Self
H. Clarence Strider H. Clarence Strider ... Self (archive footage) (as Sheriff H. Clarence Strider)
George Smith George Smith ... Self (as Sheriff 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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A horrifying jolt of reality about recent history
16 July 2006 | by jtollesonSee all my reviews

We remember the generalized imagery of the pre-integration South, but as a person pretty well educated in such matters (or so I like to think) it was still horrifying to be confronted not only by the viciousness of the lynching and murder of Emmett Till but of the Mississippi attitudes that resulted in the acquittal of his killers. Truly, my jaw was open.

Some details received short shrift. Perhaps that is because the film was about the emotional impact of the murder, and the political outcome from it. But if Beauchamp wanted to also cover the "whodunnit" details as he suggested, there were some interesting omissions. Gone was any discussion of the forensic evidence, and although a mention was made that a "confession" was published a year later, why did Beauchamp not tell us what it said? It would have also been interesting to know what the assailants (and the accuser, the woman in the store/wife of a killer) had to say, if anything, before they passed away.

But setting aside what was "missing," what was there is really worth seeing, even if you think you know the story.


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USA

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English

Release Date:

17 August 2005 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,230, 21 August 2005

Gross USA:

$204,956

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,956
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