1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.) : sound, color ; 3/4 in.
The shameful, sadistic 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.
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience.
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The Law in Movies DVD collection
Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips ; coordinating producer, Laurens Grant ; assistance producer, Amilca Palmer ; sound supervisor, Rena C. Kosersky.