American Experience

Chapter 1 | The Murder of Emmett Till

Clip: Season 15 Episode 12 | 10m 1s | Video has closed captioning.

The murder of a 14-year-old black boy and the subsequent trial horrified the nation and the world. Emmett Till's death was a spark that helped mobilize the Civil Rights movement.

Aired: 08/27/20

Rating: NR

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