BBC Special: The Ballads of Emmett Till

Airs Sunday, February 24, 2019, at 6 p.m. Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was murdered in 1955, and his death continues to resonate. Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and many more have been drawn to tell his tale. Maria Margaronis travels through landscape and memory across Mississippi and Chicago to reveal the many layers of meaning and the many ways Emmett's story has been told and re-told.