The murder of Emmett Till, a boy accused of whistling at a white woman in the deep South in the 1950s, galvanized the civil rights movement. His open casket—revealing the ugly horror of racism—reignited a movement. Clips include an author's talk, a classroom lecture, and firsthand account from a witness.
- Offer the clips to stimulate discussion of the birth of the modern civil rights movement
- Case discusses details of the violent murder of a child and includes pictures, so materials may not be suitable for all pupils
- To access the clips, create a free C-SPAN Classroom account or the use of the following login credentials: Username: students, Password: C-SPANCLASSROOM
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- Case is relevant to current events and details are engaging for learners
- Clips are curated and easy to integrate into instruction