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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

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

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
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
GZP
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
LC call number
F350.N4
LC item number
M87 2003
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
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  • Till, Emmett
  • African American teenage boys
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780780645783
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
04-F47
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
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
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780780645783
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
04-F47
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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