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Chapter 1 | The Murder of Emmett Till

Chapter 1 | The Murder of Emmett Till

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.
Clip Season 15 Episode 12 Length 10:01 Premiere: 8/27/20

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The Murder of Emmett Till

S15 E12 Length 53:01 Premiere Date 7/27/20

Chapter 1 | The Murder of Emmett Till

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