“I am producing ‘The Emmett Till Story’ and am starring as Mamie Till,” Henson told Global Grind yesterday. “That’s one [project] that I’ve been passionate about since Trayvon Martinwas murdered.” She added that “Snowfall” director John Singleton will helm the film.

Mamie Till famously chose to give her son, Emmett, an open-casket funeral after the 14-year-old boy was lynched by J.W.Milam and Roy Bryant. Jet magazine and The Chicago Reader published photos of his body, providing photographic evidence of the violence that White supremacists inflicted on African Americans.

Source: colorlines.com