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Let the World See

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Powerful docu about murder of Emmett Till, some violence.

TV ABC Educational 2022
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This powerful documentary takes an event that many Americans are at least passingly familiar with and fleshes out the context surrounding Till's life and untimely death, placing it firmly into the continuum of racism and violence in America. Emmett Till's 1955 murder is both a turning point in American history and a tragedy that remains relevant in contemporary America. However, the series' main focus is ultimately the life and activism of Till's mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, and how her actions helped inspire a movement within the Black community and country at large. Instead of simply a historical retelling, Let the World See draws parallels to contemporary America, not only regarding the spectre of racist violence, but also the power of activism.

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