The series tells the harrowing story of Emmett Till’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, and her fight for justice.
ABC has a premiere date for. announced Women of movement, the long-awaited limited series based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley. The six-part series will air on January 6th at 8 p.m. and will come to us in three parts over a period of three weeks.
The story follows the life of Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till (Cedric Joe), the boy who was mercilessly lynched at Jim Crow South in 1955. At the limited televised event, Mamie risks her own life to seek justice for her beloved son Emmett, keep his name and brutal murder in the press, and start a civil rights fire.
We also got a teaser trailer for the show that tells a short version of the story and what to expect. In the opening we see Mamie addressing reporters and saying, âMy son, he’s a good boy. He was arrested by white men in the middle of the night. His name is Emmett Till. âThen we hear another woman comfort Mamie and tell her thatâ fighting for your child will inspire other women â. The teaser ends with Mamie speaking in front of a parish and saying, “What happens to one of us, better concerns us all.”
The cast includes Adrienne Warren (Honor point) as mommy; Tonya Pinkins (Red pill) as Mamie’s mother Alma Carthan; Ray Fisher (Justice League) as Gene Mobley Mamie’s husband and father figure for Emmett; Glynn Turman (Ma Rainey’s black bottom) when Mose Wright was Mamie’s uncle; Chris Coy (Ordeal by fire) and Carter Jenkins (Famous in love) as Emmett’s killer JW Milam or Roy Bryant and Julia McDermott as Corlyn Bryant, the white woman Emmett falsely accused of molesting her.
The moving story tells of the determination of a mother who fights a broken system against all opponents. Check out the trailer below and tune in to the premiere on January 6th at 8:00 p.m. ET on ABC.
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