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The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till – KIDflix Film Fest of Bed-Stuy – Canceled
Friday, August 18, 2017, 7:30 pm - 10:30 pmFREE
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Director: Keith Beauchamp
Running Time: 70min
This documentary presents a sobering reminder of the racial tensions that gripped America not so long ago. In Mississippi during the ’50s, a black teenager named Emmett Louis Till, who is from Chicago and visiting his great-uncle, whistles at a white woman in public. Not too long afterward, he is kidnapped and murdered. The filmmakers revisit the public outrage that follows, revealing Till’s family as being particularly brave for standing up to white racism when it was clearly unsafe to do so.