The barbaric murder of Emmett Till in 1955 shook the nation and helped fuel the civil rights movement after horrific pictures of the mutilated boy's body spread around the world.
Emmett Till was visiting family in Mississippi when he was falsely accused of flirting with a white woman. Her husband and another man beat her violently, shot her in the head, and then tied a fan of cotton gin to her neck with barbed wire so that the weight would press her. when they threw it into the Tallahatchie River.
Last year, the Ministry of Justice reopened the murder investigation "based on the discovery of new information," the department said in March 2018.
Till's family, as well as newspapers and civil rights organizations took advantage of his death to "strike a blow to racial injustice and terrorism," says the museum.
His mother insisted that funeral services be in open coffins, services to which more than 50,000 people attended and covered by Jet magazine.
The museum explains that one hundred days after the murder of the child, Rosa Parks refused to give up her place a bus from Montgomery, Alabama. She thought of going to the back of the bus but then thought of Emmett Till and "could not do it," Reverend Jesse Jackson told Vanity Fair.
Mamie Till has never stopped asking for justice since the fateful day of her son's death.
The first season of the ABC series is inspired by Devery S. Anderson's book, "Emmett Till: The Murder that shocked the world and propelled the civil rights movement," ABC said.
Jay Brown, Tyrant "Ty Ty" Smith, James Lassiter, Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor, Rosanna Grace, Alex Foster, John Middleton and David Clark, also said the producers.