Emmett Till - Historical Footage

Against the backdrop of historical footage, depicting 1955's events, Mamie Till-Mobley narrates much of this clip from "Emmett Till - The Untold Story."  

One can sense her anguish (past and present) about many issues, not the least being representations made by Mississippi police officers (like Sheriff H.C. Strider) who insisted the trial of Bryant and Milam would be fair. 

When it actually came time for the murder trial - which took place the month after the shooting - Mamie was discouraged from attending.  Although she was born in Mississippi, and had every right to attend the trial for obvious reasons, no "outsiders" - especially the NAACP - were welcome.

See, also:

Emmett Till Described by His Mother

Emmet Till - Abduction by Bryant and Milam

Emmett Till - Mother Describes the Body


Emmett Till - The Murder Trial

Emmett Till - No Kidnapping Charges

Emmett Till - A New Case

Moses Wright Tells the Story of Emmett Till


Media Credits

Clip from "Emmett Till - The Untold Story," a 2005 documentary by Keith Beauchamp which incorporates historical footage and interviews with Mamie Till-Mobley and other family members.  Copyright, THINKFilm Company, Inc., all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.


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