Women Of The Movement

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Women Of The Movement

After the verdict in the Emmett Till murder trial is reached and the story becomes international news, a movement begins – and Mamie Till-Mobley fights to defend Emmett's legacy.

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Season 1
The two mothers at the center of the Emmett Till murder, Carolyn Bryant and Mamie Till-Mobley, testify about his character in front of a packed Mississippi courtroom.
A historic trial begins, and on the eve of her testimony, Mamie must face the three people responsible for her son's murder, while also facing some ugly truths in the Jim Crow South.
Mamie insists on having a public wake with an open casket to ensure that her son Emmett didn't die in vain. The case becomes national news, which puts pressure on Mississippi officials to go to trial.
Mamie is thrust into the spotlight while facing unimaginable tragedy, as she rallies her Chicago community to bring her son home after learning that Emmett was kidnapped by white men in Mississippi.