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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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

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
The shameful, sadistic murder of 14-year-old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began
Member of
Cataloging source
KCK
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
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • African American teenage boys
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mississippi
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793696543
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
841887001557
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AMER9506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • DYNIX__336701
  • (OCoLC)56069959
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793696543
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
841887001557
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
AMER9506
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • DYNIX__336701
  • (OCoLC)56069959
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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