Jay-Z and Will Smith Team Up to Tell the Story of Emmett Till

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Rapper Jay-Z performs onstage at the 2014 Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030 in Central Park on September 27, 2014 in New York City (Shuttershock).

Rapper Jay-Z and actor Will Smith are coming together to tell the story of Emmett Till with a new TV series on ABC.

The new series, titled “Women of the Movement,” will tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement through the eyes of Black women, according to a press release from the network. The first part of the series will feature the story of Emmett Till told by his mother, Mamie Till. It is inspired by Devery S. Anderson’s book Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement.

“The series is a chronology of the civil rights movement as told from a black woman’s point of view, with the first season centered on Mamie…

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