The Murder of Emmett Till
DVD 364.152 MUR
The murder of 14-year old Emmett Till, a black boy who whistled at a white woman in a Mississippi grocery store in 1955, was a powerful catalyst for the civil rights movement. Although Till's killers were apprehended, they were quickly acquitted by an all-white, all-male jury and proceeded to sell their story to a journalist, providing grisly details of the murder. Three months after Till's body was recovered, the Montgomery Bus Boycott began.
4 Little Girls
DVD 364.152 FOU
Documentary about the murder of Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley on Sept. 15, 1963 by a bomb planted in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama by the Ku Klux Klan at the height of the Civil Rights Movement.