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Civil Right’s Film Series: The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till is a groundbreaking documentary that led to the reopening of the historic murder case nearly 50 years later, in 2004. Nine years in the making, the film uncovers the truth behind the night of the 1955 murder of Emmett Louis Till, a 14 – year old Black Chicago youth who went to the Mississippi Delta to visit relatives.
Told by Till’s mother Mamie Till Mobley and never before seen testimonies by eyewitnesses, Till was murdered for whistling at a white woman in public. He was tortured and beaten beyond recognition, then thrown into the Tallahatchie River. Although Till suffered and horrific death, he did not die in vain, the murder became the catalyst that sparked the American Civil Rights Movement.
Freedom of Expression Award – National Board of Review (2005)
Nominations: Emmy and NAACP Image Award Nominations (2007)
Film will be followed by a Panel Discussion:
Patricia Virella, Graduate Faculty member of Education at Sarah Lawrence College, Adjunct Faculty and Graduate Assistant for the University of Connecticut
Pablo Correa, Filmmaker, USJ Faculty in Digital Media and Communications
Keith Beauchamp, Director of The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Program supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
*This is a virtual event- online only