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The Resource The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (videorecording)

The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (videorecording)

Label
The murder of Emmett Till
Title
The murder of Emmett Till
Statement of responsibility
a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson
Contributor
Director
Narrator
Production personnel
Screenwriter
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
GZP
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
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Narrator, Andre Braugher
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1955-
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  • Nelson, Stanley
  • Smith, Marcia
  • Braugher, Andre
  • Shepard, 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
Series statement
American experience Television program
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  • Till, Emmett
  • Mississippi
  • Lynching
  • African Americans
  • African American teenage boys
  • Racism
  • Trials (Murder)
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780780645783
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
B8996
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
53361794
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc
Label
The murder of Emmett Till, a Firelight Media Production for American Experience ; a production of WGBH, Boston ; producer, Stanley Nelson ; writer, Marcia Smith ; director, Stanley Nelson, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally broadcast as part of the television series The American experience
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9780780645783
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
B8996
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
53361794
System details
DVD
Video recording format
laserdisc

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