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The next ABC docuseries has arrived, and it is a profoundly and moving television event that a whole family should see.
Let the World See profiles Ms. Mamie Till-Mobley, an American activist who is the late Emmett Till’s mother. The project airs after the new scripted series Women of the Movement, which also chronicles her life.
Till-Mobley’s early life, her marriage to Emmett’s father, and the circumstances, which led up to her son’s horrific 1955 murder are all depicted in this docuseries.
The Let the World See series is outlined as a deep investigation of Ms. Mamie Till-fight Mobley’s to transport her slain son Emmett’s remains to his hometown of Chicago. The docuseries also covers her crucial but very painful decision to hold a public funeral for her son with his casket open.
This decision proved to be a watershed moment in the civil rights era.
The TV series features traumatic first-person accounts from the Till family, highlighting important moments in Emmett and Mamie Till’s life. One of the most notable individuals featured in the series is Rev. Wheeler Parker.
As per the docuseries, Rev. Parker was an eyewitness to Emmett’s abduction. The series also features commentary from Ms.Ollie Gordon, Amos Smith, and Ms. Thelma Wright.
The series puts a spotlight on an American catastrophe and mixes together historic occasions, such as the Brown v. Board of Education story — along with the Till family’s very personal tales.
With her stunning vocal deliveries, NAACP Image Award-winning actress Nia Long is also featured in the docuseries. Long reads passages from Till-Mobley’s book titled Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime That Changed America.
The readings enable the spectator to understand the narrative through Till-Mobley’s eyes by continually returning to her own words. This provides grounding for the heartbreaking story.
Michelle Obama, the 44th First Lady of the United States, participates in the first episode of the docuseries. She shares her own take on Till’s life story and how it applies to Black Americans in the current era of modernity.
Mrs. Obama also expresses the difficulty Black mothers experience in the U.S. She describes how hard it is for them to raise children with an understanding of the perils of racism — while still attempting to protect their children’s innocence and childhood.
The limited docuseries starts on ABC on Thursday, January 6 at 10 p.m. EST, with further episodes showing the previous two Thursdays. Visit the official website for additional information about Let the World See.