Women of the Movement

2022
4.9
36 reviews
TV-MA
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Season 1 episodes (6)

1 Mother and Son
1/6/22
A mother faces her worst nightmare when her son goes missing.
2 Only Skin
1/6/22
A mother receives a call saying her son was kidnapped, and rallies her community to help bring him home.
3 Let the People See
1/13/22
After her son's body is recovered in Mississippi, Mamie insists on having a public wake with an open casket to ensure that he did not die in vain; the case becomes national news, putting pressure on Mississippi officials to go to trial.
4 Manhunt
1/13/22
The historic trial begins, and on the eve of her testimony, Mamie must face the three people responsible for her son's murder, as well as some ugly truths in the Jim Crow South.
5 Mothers and Sons
1/20/22
The two mothers at the center of the Emmett Till murder, Carolyn Bryant and Mamie Till-Mobley, testify about his character in front of a packed courtroom.
6 The Last Word
1/20/22
After the verdict is reached and the story becomes international news, a movement begins -- and Mamie Till-Mobley fights to defend Emmett's legacy.

About this show

Mamie Till Mobley, who devoted her life to seeking justice for her son Emmett Till following his brutal murder in the Jim Crow South. Inspired by the book "Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement"
4.9
36 reviews
Karen Domino
January 12, 2022
The horrific murder of 14 year old Emmett Till and his Mom's reaction to it left indelible memories on the hearts and minds of two 12 year olds who eventually became my parents. I watched the two episodes of "Women of the Movement" with them. And, after all these decades later, they informed me the anger and sadness produced by the murder are still felt but also the tremendous pride and inspiration felt for Ms. Mamie's actions to right the awful wrong.
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Edward Robinson
January 12, 2022
As good as it was...it was equally tragic....66 years later. Ms. Till-Mobley showed INCREDIBLE strength and INCREDIBLE character. The cruelty displayed by these perpetrators was beyond comprehension. A child Emmitt Till was...just 14 years old. The story must be told and I'm so glad it was adapted for television so that this generation of children, gets an opportunity to understand the struggles that African American people faced in the South, during Jim Crow. A must see for all. The truth is forever POWERFUL. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” ." ~ George Santanya
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Victoria Banks
January 21, 2022
It's a part of history, what a beautiful way the true story was told from how his mother suffered and how it affected everyone involved. It's so sad that a human can take the life of another and have no remose of what they have gone. So sad this happen and how injustice is still active today.
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