Till – Based on the True Story to be screened at Milton Public Library Aug. 9
Our monthly movie series continues in August with the film “Till – Based on the True Story” which will be shown on Wednesday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Keys Community Room.
This movie is based on the murder of Emmett Louis Till in 1955. In summer 1955, 14-year-old Chicago teenager Emmett Till – and only child of the Alabama NAACP 2017 Convention activist Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley – lost his life in a gruesome lynching. The innocent, idealistic southerner was murdered for allegedly offending shopkeeper Carol Bryan Donham sexually, while visiting his relatives in Mississippi, and his body was disposed of in a river. Heartbroken and enraged, Mamie insisted on an open casket funeral for public evidence about his mutilated body.
Her story of activism with NACCP – and advocate for children living in poverty – endured until her passing 10 years ago. Nigerian-American Chinonye Chukwu directed this brave story. No signup is required – just come, bring your friends, and a snack! It is rated PG13 and the running time is 130 minutes. Please come!
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