JAY-Z and Will Smith have teamed up to bring the story of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till Mobley to television.
This past Friday (August 28th), ABC announced Women of the Movement, a six-episode limited series focusing on Mamie and the moments leading up to the beginning of the Civil Rights movement.
Jigga and Smith are part of a production team including Aaron Kaplan, Jay Brown, and Tyan “Ty Ty” Smith of Roc Nation, Jamie Lassiter of Overbrook Entertainment, and others. Marissa Jo Cerar will serve as a series writer.
The series is set to premiere in 2021.
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📸: Mamie Till Mobley stands before a portrait of her slain son, Emmett Till, in her Chicago home on July 28, 1995. Photo: Beth A. Keiser/AP. Retrieved from “Civil Rights Activists Seek Justice For Racial Violence in the name of Emmett Till” by Alice Speri for The Intercept. • • • Emmett Till was born today in 1941 (July 25, 1941). He would have been 79 years-old. We honor Emmett Till’s life as well as his mother, Mamie Till Mobley (; November 23, 1921 – January 6, 2003) a civil rights activist who fought tirelessly for justice for Till’s murder and for racial justice and equity. We will remember you both always. • • • #blackwomenradicals #mamietillmobley #emmetttill