Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley.

The Lost Story of Emmett Till

New documentary examines the 1955 lynching of a Black teenager from Chicago who was visiting relatives in Mississippi and the impact of his murder on the Civil Rights Movement.

“The Lost Story of Emmett Till: The Universal Child” features video sourced from NBC Chicago’s 1985 documentary “Emmett Till: The Murder and the Movement,” written by reporter Rich Samuels and produced by Anna Vasser.

The film includes interviews with Emmett’s mother and people who witnessed the injustice surrounding the case. Reporter Rich Samuels also approaches one of the killers. Read more about the NBC Chicago original documentary at www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/nbc-chicago-examines-the-lost-story-of-emmett-till-in-new-documentary/2732416/

Note: This documentary contains disturbing images. Viewer discretion is advised.

Emmett Till was murdered 66 years ago. At only 14 years old, he was kidnapped, brutally tortured, lynched and killed during a racially-motivated hate crime. ​Till’s case remains open and active​, appearing on the Department of Justice Unsolved Civil Rights Crimes cold case list. The case was reactivated in 2017 when the ​only known accomplice, Carolyn Bryant Donham, now well into her 80s, told the author of a book about the case that she lied to her husband, and during Emmett’s murder trial, by falsely claiming that Till made sexual advances and physically touched her. Donham’s false claim began the tragic chain of events leading to Till’s murder.

Sign the Justice for Emmett Till petition at sign.moveon.org/petitions/charge-surviving-accomplice-in-65-year-old-emmett-till-open-murder-case-now-justiceforemmetttill.

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