Will Smith and JAY-Z's Emmett Till Series Lands at ABC

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JAY-Z and Will Smith's Emmett Till series has finally found a home. The long-gestating project will air on ABC, focusing on the story of Till's mother Mamie Till-Mobley, who fought for civil rights for the rest of her life after the murder of her son.

Till was murdered at the age of 14 after he allegedly spoke to a white cashier in Money, Mississippi. The woman working the cash register admitted to fabricating the idea that Till was inappropriate toward her, however her story led to Till being abducted from his family's home, brutally beaten, shot in the head and then tossed into a nearby river . . .

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