Black Entertainment : Jay Z and Will Smith to Co-Produce HBO Miniseries about Emmett Till


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Dec 2, 2014

According to Deadline, Jay Z and Will Smith, who produced 2014's Annie remake, are teaming up once again to co-produce a HBO miniseries that will tell the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old from Chicago who was brutally killed by two white men in 1955 after he allegedly flirted with the wife of one of the men while visiting Mississippi...

Thanks for sharing this. A much needed history lesson for younger generations of Black kids:

News about the HBO miniseries, expected to span six hours, was reported first on

In the Spirit of the Anniversary ... August 28

In 1955, This Black Life Mattered

Decades before 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death for looking suspicious as he walked home with a can of Arizona Iced Tea and a pack of Skittles—before 17-year-old Jordan Davis was gunned down at a gas station because his rap music was too loud, and before 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, after being stopped for not walking on the sidewalk—the death of another African American teen, killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman, forced America to realize that black lives matter ...

Emmett Till




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