The Till Trilogy - That Summer in Sumner
The Till Trilogy
About The Till Trilogy - That Summer in Sumner
The now legendary story of Emmett “Bo” Till is believed by many to be the start of the modern civil rights movement of the 1950s and remains one of the most pivotal incidents in a monumental era. Experience the story in 3 parts.
This world premiere staging recreates the 1955 trial, “The State of Mississippi vs. Roy Bryant and J.W. Milam for the Murder of Emmett Till.” Drawn from extant courtroom transcript, contemporaneous news accounts, government records and interviews, this new installment condenses the five-day trial into a compact drama, with scenes beyond the courtroom involving civil rights activist Medgar Evers and the investigative black press uncovering crucial facts in the landmark case.