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Taraji P. Henson Set To Produce And Star In Emmett Till Film

– blogged by @lanaladonna

The story of Emmett Till is a tragic one that has been told throughout American History. In 1855, Till, who was a 14-year old African- American boy, was kidnapped, brutally beaten, and shot in the head by a group of white men. His alleged crime was “whistling at a white woman.”


Taraji P. Henson explained how passionate she was about the project in an interview with Global Grind. Henson said she’d felt this way since the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012.
The start date for production hasn’t been scheduled yet, but it’s definitely a go. “The Emmett Till Story” will be directed by #JohnSingleton, and Henson will play Till’s mother, Mammy Till-Mobley.

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One comment

  1. January 2018

    You know what? I question the Emmett Till story only because we as a people Blavk and White stopped speaking straight up to one another. This illness of double talk usually leads to double dealing because people brood and try to decipher each other as if fellowship biblical and other is game. God is stronger than any fear to express truth. In closing. A white lady whistled at ME the other day! i

    I did’nt whistle at her. (but she was fine.)
    READY…SET…GO! by Freeling Damon Guinn @ Amazon.com

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