Coverart for item
The Resource The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (DVD)

The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (DVD)

Label
The murder of Emmett Till
Title
The murder of Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson
Contributor
Screenwriter
Director
Narrator
Production personnel
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1955, a fourteen-year-old black boy whistled at a white woman in a grocery store in Money, Mississippi. Emmett Till, who was from Chicago, didn't understand that he had broken the unwritten laws of the Jim Crow South until three days later, two white men dragged him out in the dead of night, beat him brutally, then shot him in the head. His killers were arrested and charged with murder, they acquitted quickly by an all-white, all-male jury. Shortly afterwards, the defendants sold their story, including a detailed account of how they murdered Till, to a journalist. The murder and trial horrified the nation and the world. Till's death was a spark that helped mobilize the civil rights movement. Three months after his body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River, the Montgomery bus boycott began
Member of
Cataloging source
GZP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
American experience (Television program)
Credits note
Cinematographer, Robert Shepard ; editor, Lewis Erskine ; composer, Tom Phillips ; coordinating producer, Laurens Grant ; assistance producer, Amilca Palmer ; sound supervisor, Rena C. Kosersky
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Narrator, Andre Braugher
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Nelson, Stanley
  • Smith, Marcia
  • Braugher, Andre
  • Shepard, Robert
  • Erskine, Lewis
  • Phillips, Tom
  • Grant, Laurens
  • Palmer, Amilca
  • Kosersky, Rena C
  • Firelight Media
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • PBS Home Video
Runtime
60
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Till, Emmett
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • African American teenage boys
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
  • a286172
  • ocm53361794
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780780645783
Isbn Type
:
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
B8996
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (DVD)
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
  • a286172
  • ocm53361794
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780780645783
Isbn Type
:
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
B8996
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

Library Locations

    • Harry Bennett BranchBorrow it
      115 Vine Road, Stamford, CT, 06905, US
      41.099460 -73.543837
    • Main Library - Dimatta BuildingBorrow it
      1 Public Library Plaza, Stamford, CT, 06904, US
      41.055678 -73.539133
Processing Feedback ...