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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till

PG-13| 1 hr. 10 min.

Plot Summary
This documentary presents a sobering reminder of the racial tensions that gripped America not so long ago. In Mississippi during the '50s, a black teenager named Emmett Louis Till, who is from Chicago and visiting his great-uncle, whistles at a white woman in public. Not too long afterward, he is kidnapped and murdered. The filmmakers revisit the public outrage that follows, revealing Till's family as being particularly brave for standing up to white racism when it was clearly unsafe to do so.


Director: Keith Beauchamp

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till (2004)

Release Date: August 17th, 2005|1 hr. 10 min.

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