The Resource The murder of Emmett Till, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston

The murder of Emmett Till, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston

Label
The murder of Emmett Till
Title
The murder of Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston
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
KG6
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 ; senior producer, Mark Samels ; executive producer, Margaret Drain
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/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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  • Nelson, Stanley
  • Smith, Marcia A
  • Braugher, Andre
  • Shepherd, 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
  • Till, Emmett
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • African American teenage boys
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • African American teenage boys
  • African Americans
  • Lynching
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Mississippi
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The murder of Emmett Till, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793696543
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
  • 794054882230
  • 841887001557
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
B8822
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51580051
  • (OCoLC)ocm51580051
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)
Label
The murder of Emmett Till, produced and directed by Stanley Nelson ; written by Marcia A. Smith ; a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Carrier category
videocassette
Carrier category code
vf
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Dimensions
1/2 in.
Extent
1 videocassette (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780793696543
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videotape
Other control number
  • 794054882230
  • 841887001557
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
B8822
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videocassette
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51580051
  • (OCoLC)ocm51580051
System details
VHS
Video recording format
VHS (1/2 in., videocassette)

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