The Murder of Emmett Till


The Murder of Emmett Till: The brutal killing that mobilized the civil rights movement.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
Type: Film
Grade Level: 7-9, 10-12
Time Period: 1950 -1974