Parents' Guide to

Women of the Movement

By Gemma Agravante, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Docu-drama echos a mother's acute pain; lynching, "N-word."

TV ABC , Hulu Drama 2022
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This historical drama homes in on the bond between a mother and her only child, inviting viewers to see Emmett Till at the height of his adolescence, full of possibilities and joy. Women of the Movement is brought to life by Adrienne Warren's profound performance as Mamie Till-Mobley, and shows a mother devoted to living life for her child, even after his death. The series gives humanity to this difficult story, providing important context to the refrain of Black mothers fighting against erasure. This retelling is a worthy introduction to this particular moment in U.S. history. While the Till family's personal details are intricate and nuanced, the length of the series requires that many aspects of this historic case and following murder trial be simplified. Watch Women of the Movement as a moving introduction to the history of Jim Crow laws and the Great Migration of Black Americans in the mid-century.

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