1945. Mamie Till-Mobley has a baby named Emmett. Since the persecution of blacks continues throughout America, she tries to create the safest possible conditions for her son. For the first 14 years of the boy’s life, she succeeded, but his brutal murder crossed everything out. That’s when the blacks took to the streets to defend themselves…
“Women of the Movement ss 2”: release date, announcement
With a high degree of probability, the season 2 of the dramatic picture “Women of the Movement” will not be released, since it was created in the format of a mini-series and does not imply a continuation.
In 1954, Emmett asks his mother for permission to go to relatives in Mississippi. She refuses, citing the unsettled situation in the country. In the evening, seeing the independence and seriousness of the child, Mamie changes her mind and allows him to go on a trip. Indescribably delighted, Emmett proceeds to collect his suitcase.
Soon the boy leaves, and the mother is left with disturbing thoughts. As it turned out, not in vain. Once Emmett gets into a terrible story, from which he had no chance to get out alive. White-skinned Milam and Bryant accuse Emmett of molesting their relative, although this fact has no real background.
The guys kidnap Emmett at night, right from the house where he was staying. Having locked the child in a shed, they decide to make a profit to tear him to pieces. Not satisfied with the eye gouged out of a 14-year-old boy, they do everything to make him die in terrible agony. A few days later, the police fish up Emmett’s mutilated body from the river.
Mamie understands that the meaning of her whole life is irretrievably lost for her, but does not give up. Wanting to sanctify this story to the public, she arranges a public funeral, and leaves the coffin open so that every black person can see what will happen to their children if they do not protect themselves. It had a bomb effect on people.
Unrest began everywhere, blacks went to rallies, but there were those who chose other paths, arranging lynching for whites. Those responsible for Emmett’s death were eventually found, but the Mississippi court decided to acquit them. Even when, years later, Bryant and Milam openly admitted to killing the child, they were still left free. They didn’t even consider themselves guilty.
Mamie will forever go down in history as a woman who left a deep mark on the civil rights of black people. While her friends, relatives and neighbors sat silently at home, scolding the imperfect system, Mamie was not afraid to go out into the street and declare it to the whole country…
Actors and their roles
- Mamie Till-Mobley — the mother of a brutally murdered teenager whose body was found a few days after his death; she announced the details of her son’s death to the whole country and refused to close the coffin so that everyone could see what racial hatred turns people into; for many years she sought punishment for the murderers of her son — Adrienne Warren.
- Emmett — a good-natured boy with great talent, kind thoughts and an open heart; a great lover of cooking, he helped his mother more than once, considering fried corn his signature dish; went on vacation to relatives in another city, where he was killed as an example for other blacks — Cedric Joe.
- Gene — lover of Mamie, whom she met and decided to start a new family; loved Emmett like his own son, and was very upset by the loss — Ray Fisher.
- The TV series is based on real events that occurred during the period of maximum toxicity of whites in relation to blacks. At the same time, the first mixed schools began to appear, in which black children were harassed, and teachers left their jobs because they did not want to teach lessons for them.
- The slogan of the picture is “His life made her a mother. His death made her a fighter”, and fully explains the concept of what is happening on the screen. Mamie was able to create a better life for subsequent generations of African American people.
- Cedric Joe made his debut in the TV show “Modern Family“, which lasted from 2009 to 2020, and then the young actor was cast in the film “Game Shakers”, which ultimately did not gain popularity with the public. Then there was participation in several more projects, and in 2020 Cedric was approved for the role of Emmett.
- This role change for Ray Fisher surprised comic book fans, because in the films “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Justice League” he plays the cyborg Victor Stone and is not inferior in importance to the main characters of the picture. The actor himself claims that he is glad to receive such different roles.
Women of the Movement Season 2: release date
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|2x01||Series 1||not announced|
|2x02||Series 2||not announced|
|2x03||Series 3||not announced|
|2x04||Series 4||not announced|
|2x05||Series 5||not announced|
|2x06||Series 6||not announced|