Whoopi Goldberg to star in upcoming film on the mother of Emmett Till

Whoopi Goldberg will star in an upcoming movie on the mother of Emmett Till. Till will focus on Mamie Till-Mobley and how she devoted her life to seeking justice for her 14-year-old son Emmett Till, who was murdered by racists in Mississippi in 1955 after being accused of whistling at a White woman. Danielle Deadwyler […]

4 Black female directors will bring the story of Emmett Till’s mother to light

Four African American women will direct ABC’s upcoming miniseries “Women of the Movement.” The first part of a potential anthology celebrates the brave women who took part in the Civil Rights Movement. Tina Mabry, Julie Dash, Gina Prince-Bythewood and Kasi Lemmons, will direct the six-episode series centering on Mamie Till-Mobley. Mobley devoted her life to […]

Emmett Till memorial motorcade and wreath laying

[jwplatform X2XCMVJd] Aug. 28 marked the 60th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder. His cousin, Wheeler Parker, who was in the Mississippi home when Till was abducted by White men who later killed him, speaks about what it means six decades later for Emmett and America. J. Ivy and Tarrey Torae perform.

Family of Emmett Till talks upcoming Jay Z and Will Smith-produced miniseries

News of Jay Z and Will Smith’s involvement in an upcoming HBO mini-series on the life of Emmett Till spread quickly with many excited to see the results of their input on the special. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Till’s family will have much to do with the broadcast. Taking to Facebook to voice their […]