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Women of the Movement

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

STREAM NEXT DAY ON HULU A Mother's Bravery Began a Movement The premiere of a six-episode limited series, Women of the Movement, which tells the powerful true story of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley. Adrienne Warren, who plays Mamie, shares some insights into the life of this inspiring woman and catalyst of the civil rights movement.

After her son was brutally murdered., Till-Mobley became a prominent civil rights figure. The image of a grieving Black mother put a powerful face to a type of crime that had gone unremarked upon for decades — and yet, it’s impossible to watch “Women of the Movement” and not think of the Black mothers who continue to be in this position, over and over again to no avail, to this day and inevitably beyond.

Written by Marissa Jo Cerar, and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, Tina Mabry, Julie Dash and Kasi Lemmons, this first season of “Women of the Movement” does all it can to imbue Emmett Till and his mother with the kind of humanity they have long been denied.

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