During a recent interview, Taraji P. Henson confirmed that she will star in a film about the life and death of Emmett Till.
“I am producing ‘The Emmett Till Story’ and am starring as Mamie Till,” Henson shared with Global Grind yesterday. “That’s one [project] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martin was murdered.” She later added that John Singleton is also behind the project.
Mamie Till gave her 14-year-old son, Emmett, an open-casket funeral after he was brutally murdered by J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant. JET Magazine alongside The Chicago Reader played a pivotal role in shedding light on the horrific occurrence by provided photographic evidence of the violence inflicted upon African Americans by white America.
Stay tuned for more details as this is a must-see.