Nia Long and Michelle Obama join ABC’s limited docuseries Let The World See on Emmett Till’s mother Mamie Till-Mobley. The docuseries will chronicle Mamie Till-Mobley’s quest for justice that sparked the civil rights movement after her son Emmett Till’s brutal murder.
The first installment of the series begins with an examination of Ms. Mamie Till-Mobley’s early life, Emmett Till’s childhood, the fate of his father, and the events that led to Emmett Till’s murder in Mississippi in the summer of 1955.
Long will read excerpts from Till-Mobley’s memoir Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America. Former first lady Mrs. Michelle Obama will also appear in the episode.
Ms. Mamie Till- Mobley and Emmett Till’s cousins Rev. Wheeler Parker, who was a witness to his abduction, as well as Ms. Thelma Wright, Ms. Ollie Gordon and Amos Smith will also appear and add context and a deeper explanation to the racial climate and chain of events that led Ms. Mamie Till-Mobley to make the heartbreaking decision to have an open-casket funeral for the world to see what happened to her son.
Let The World See, a companion docuseries to ABC’s limited series Women of the Movement, premieres Thursday, Jan. 6, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.
The docuseries is directed by Ms. Jeanmarie Condon and Ms. Fatima Curry. Ms. Condon and Ms. Curry are executive producers for Cobble Hill Films and ABC News Studios, respectively.
Shawn Carter, Tyran Smith and Jay Brown are executive producers for Roc Nation; Will Smith is executive producing for Westbrook Studios, and James Lassiter also serves as executive producer; Aaron Kaplan is executive producer for Kapital Entertainment. The docuseries is produced by ABC News Studios in association with Roc Nation, Westbrook Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Cobble Hill Films.
Episodes will be on-demand and on Hulu the day following their premieres.