ABC News has slated a limited docuseries covering Mamie Till-Mobley’s search for justice after her son Emmett Till’s murder.
Let the World See is a special series produced in association with Shawn Carter and Roc Nation, Will Smith and Westbrook Studios, and Aaron Kaplan and Kapital Entertainment. The series premieres on Jan. 6 on ABC, and will weekly for the next three Thursday nights.
The docuseries follows Till-Mobley’s journey to become an outspoken activist after her son was lynched. Till-Mobley fought to bring her son’s body home to Chicago after he died in Mississippi in 1955. The series covers Till-Mobley’s decision to have an open-casket funeral — a pivotal moment for the civil rights movement.
The series also follows Till-Mobley’s trip to the American South to face her son’s murderers in court, and depicts how the Till family has continued her legacy since her death in 2003.
Let the World See includes first-hand accounts and interviews with Till’s family, as well as interviews with Rev. Jesse Jackson; an FBI agent who was on the team that opened a new investigation into Till’s case more than 50 years after his death; and a journalist who covered the Till murder trial. The series also includes insights from authors such as Angie Thomas, Christopher Benson, John Edgar Wideman and Michael Eric Dyson.
Each episode of Let the World See will follow episodes of ABC’s limited series Women of the Movement, also produced by Roc Nation, Westbrook Studios and Kapital Entertainment. New episodes will be available on demand and on Hulu the day following their premiere.
The series is produced by ABC News Studios in association with Roc Nation, Westbrook Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Cobble Hill Films. Jeanmarie Condon and Fatima Curry are directing the series, with Shawn Carter, Tyran Smith and Jay Brown serving as executive producers for Roc Nation, Will Smith executive producing for Westbrook, Aaron Kaplan executive producing for Kapital, and James Lassiter also executive producing. Grammy-nominated producer Salaam Remi composed an original soundtrack for the series.