The Murder of Emmett Till
A PBS American Experience documentary, this film traces the story of Emmett Till’s murder and the dramatic trial that followed. Using archival footage it gives students a sense of being right there. The website has excellent teaching resources including lesson plans in history, civics, geography and economics.
Credit: Produced and directed by Stanley Nelson. Distributed by Firelight Media and PBS, 2003. 53 minutes.
Location: National, Mississippi
Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Time Period: 1950 -1974