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ABC develops Emmett Till story as first chapter in anthology series chronicling civil rights movement as told by women behind movement

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Mon, Aug 5th 2019 03:45 pm

Executive produced by Jay-Z, Jay Brown & Tyran ‘Ty Ty’ Smith (Roc Nation); Will Smith and James Lassiter (Overbrook Entertainment); Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor (Kapital Entertainment); Rosanna Grace (Serendipity Film Group); Alex Foster and John Middleton (The Middleton Media Group); and David Clark (Aptitude Entertainment)

ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke announced that the network is developing an anthology series “Women of the Movement” (working title). The series is a chronology of the civil rights movement as told from a black woman’s point of view, with the first season centered on Mamie Till, who devoted her life to seeking justice in her son Emmett’s name following his brutal murder in the Jim Crow South.

The first season of the anthology is inspired by the book “Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement” by Devery S. Anderson.

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