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Wednesday 12, The Murder of Emmett Till

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, UT –

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Emmett Till was a fourteen-year-old black boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955 when he was accused of whistling at a white woman and brutally murdered. The murder and the ensuing trial where two white men were acquitted intensified the racial debate in America. A new documentary premiering at the Sundance Film Festival and playing on PBS's American Experience looks at the place Emmett Till holds in history. The American Experience Emmett Till documentary website:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/till/

The Sundance Film Festival website:
http://www.sundance.org/

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