A review of “Till”, a 2022 new release directed by Chinonye Chukwu about the lynching of Emmett Till and his mother’s fight to get justice for his murder.
“A Time to Kill” is a 1996 film based on a book by John Grisham that takes place in a relatively small community in Mississippi. A courtroom drama, “A Time to Kill” follows the case of a Black man who is on trial for murdering two racist White men who viciously attacked and raped his daughter. Needing legal representation, he seeks the help of a local lawyer with a struggling law practice. The pair face off against a prosecutor who is hoping to use the case to advance his career and the murdered men’s supporters who are seeking revenge for their deaths.
If you’re interested in learning about the civil rights activist who traveled Mississippi organizing campaigns and investigating civil rights crimes, then my Medgar Evers Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in learning about the gospel turned soul singer who was the first Black artist to own a record label, then my Sam Cooke Black History Facts profile is for you.
If you’re interested in reading a book that explores racism, sexism, and identity through the lens of a Black boy coming of age in Mississippi then my review of “Heavy: An American Memoir” by Kiese Laymon might be for you.