American Experience

Emmett Till, a Sacrificial Lamb

Clip: Season 15 | 1m 6s

No one ever did time for the killing of Emmett Till, a fourteen year old black boy from Chicago, but his murder, and the trial and acquittal of his killers, sent a powerful message, and his sad story spurred the Civil Rights movement.

Aired: 01/20/03

Rating: NR

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