Mamie Till Mobley, a young mother living a simple life in Chicago, begrudgingly lets her adventurous 14-year-old son, Emmett, go on vacation with his great uncle and cousins to Mississippi. Days after his arrival, tragedy strikes and Mamie is faced with a mother's worst nightmare when her son goes missing.
The series centers on Mamie Till-Mobley, a soft-spoken young mother in Chicago, who put her own life on the line to seek justice for her son Emmett after his brutal killing in the Jim Crow South. Unwilling to let his hug disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world's stage, thus igniting the civil rights movement as we know it today.
Women of the Movement - Hour 1 Synopsis and Schedule