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Mamie Till Mobley receives a lifetime activism award
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[Mamie Till-Mobley]
Original Airdate: 6/24/1988

Length: 00:03:43
Item Type: newstape - edited story master

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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Mamie Till-Mobley (civil rights activist) received a lifetime activism award from a Massachusetts senior citizen action group. Jones reports that Till-Mobley's son, Emmet, was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Jones notes that Till-Mobley's determination to bring the murderers to justice has been an inspiration to other African Americans. Jones notes that the Eyes On The Prize series has brought attention to Till-Mobley's role in the civil rights movement. Jones' report includes footage from Eyes on the Prize. Jones reports that James Farmer (civil rights activist) also received an award from the organization. Jones' report features footage of Farmer and Till-Mobley at a press conference after the awards ceremony. Jones interviews Till-Mobley, who discusses her role in the civil rights movement. Jones notes that Till-Mobley has organized the Emma Till players, who travel with Mobley to spread the message of the civil rights movement. Jones' report includes footage of performances at the awards ceremony by Ericka Elcy and Patrice Richardson of the Emma Till Players.

Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 5846   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102933 
VHS cassette 104271 
Betacam cassette 104289 
digital betacam cassette 104288 

Subject : Keywords
African American women
African Americans - Civil rights
African Americans - Role models

Subject : Personal Names
Elcy, Ericka
Farmer, James
King, Martin Luther, Jr.
Richardson, Patrice
Saunders, Alfred
Till, Emmet
Till-Mobley, Mamie

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Emma Till Players

Type : Genre
News - Television

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