WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL?
A powerful and moving American History wakeup call that should never be forgotten! Length: 45 min The murder of Emmett Till in August of 1955 became one of the pivotal moments of the American Civil Rights Movement because of the tireless efforts of his mother Mamie Till Mobley and many others who wanted justice for his horrific death.DOCUMENTARY DESCRIPTION:
The documentary, "WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL?" directed by Ray Metoyer, takes a look at the time line of the murder with first hand interviews from witnesses who were there when Emmett was kidnapped from his family. We see the barn where he was tortured and killed and look back on the murder investigation, where his killers were allowed to walk away without even a slap on the wrist.
Through the film we learn more about the vicious climate of hatred that permeated the South and how the Emmett Till murder was part of a much larger campaign to maintain a climate of fear for southern Blacks, who weren't even allowed to vote at that time. The case today has led to new investigations into dozens of unsolved murders from the early days of the fight against segregation. But we also learn that there is an undying interest in Emmett Till from people all over the world, including Emmett Till's family and the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) who still want answers today.
We also witness how the ETLF, established in 2005 by co-founder and Till Family member, Deborah Watts, commemorates the memory of Emmett's murder and dedicates its ongoing efforts to turning an ugly part of American History into a positive, inspired and empowered future for youth in America today.
Check out a 7 min preview of WHO KILLED EMMETT TILL? View here: http://www.emmetttilllegacyfoundation.com/videos.php or on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1vMFwZEus