Latest Emmett Till News

'Black Adam' tops box office again on quiet weekend

Nov. 06, 2022 13:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On a quiet weekend in movie theaters before the upcoming release of “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Warner Bros.' “Black Adam” topped the box office for the third straight weekend with $18.5 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. ...

Emmett Till movie shown in Black town pivotal to the story

Oct. 28, 2022 18:46 PM EDT

MOUND BAYOU, Miss. (AP) — The tiny, all-Black town of Mound Bayou became a safe haven for Emmett Till's mother as she traveled to Mississippi to testify in the murder trial of two white men who lynched her son in 1955. Hundreds of people — a good portion of Mound Bayou's 1,500...

Emmett Till images have multigenerational impact on artists

Oct. 28, 2022 17:23 PM EDT

Devin Allen admits that he occasionally behaved like a knucklehead, growing up in Baltimore. But he was not so irreverent as a tenth grader that he could see an image of Emmett Till’s open casket and not find it arresting. The story of the 14-year-old Black boy who was lynched in...

New this week: Scary movies, Lainey Wilson, 'Call of Duty'

Oct. 24, 2022 09:57 AM EDT

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music and video game platforms this week. MOVIES — In the new Netflix film “The Good Nurse,” Jessica Chastain plays an overworked...

'Change has come': Mississippi unveils Emmett Till statue

Oct. 21, 2022 20:40 PM EDT

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Hundreds of people applauded — and some wiped away tears — as a Mississippi community unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Emmett Till on Friday, not far from where white men kidnapped and killed the Black teenager over accusations he had flirted with a white woman in...

'Halloween Ends' wins box office but renews streaming debate

Oct. 16, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

No matter how you look at the numbers, “Halloween Ends” had a good opening weekend. Touted as the final showdown between Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, the slasher pic earned $41.3 million in ticket sales from 3,901 theaters in North America, according to studio estimates...

Mamie Till depiction seen as tribute to Black female leaders

Oct. 15, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Carr sat up straight in her seat as she heard lines of dialogue delivered by the actor portraying Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy whose lynching in Mississippi in 1955 catalyzed the U.S. civil rights movement. “As I...

Whoopi Goldberg esperó mucho por “Till”

Oct. 13, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuando Whoopi Goldberg fue invitada a ayudar a producir un proyecto sobre Emmett Till, la actriz pensaba que sabía todo sobre el secuestro y linchamiento de este adolescente negro en 1955, hasta que conoció las historias no reveladas sobre cómo su madre manejó las horribles...

For Whoopi Goldberg, 'Till' release comes after long wait

Oct. 12, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When Whoopi Goldberg was invited to help produce an Emmett Till project, the actor thought she knew everything about the Black teenager’s 1955 kidnapping and lynching — until she learned the untold stories about how his mother handled the horrific aftermath. ...

Review: 'Till' grippingly reorients an American tragedy

Oct. 10, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

Almost by default, filmmakers typically take a wide lens to historical moments like the 1955 lynching of 14-year-old Emmett Till. In reaching for a defining chapter of America, it's natural for a movie to aim for a sweeping portrait of a shifting society. But in “Till,” a...