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Ten O'Clock News; Mamie Till-Mobley


Marcus Jones reports that Mamie Till-Mobley (civil rights activist) received a lifetime activism award from a Massachusetts senior citizen action group. Jones reports that Till-Mobley's son, Emmett, was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955. Jones notes that Till-Mobley's determination to bring the murderers to justice has been an inspiration to other African Americans. Jones notes that the Eyes On The Prize series has brought attention to Till-Mobley's role in the civil rights movement. Jones' report includes footage from Eyes on the Prize. Jones reports that James Farmer (civil rights activist) also received an award from the organization. Jones' report features footage of Farmer and Till-Mobley at a press conference after the awards ceremony. Jones interviews Till-Mobley, who discusses her role in the civil rights movement. Jones notes that Till-Mobley has organized the Emmett Till players, who travel with Mobley to spread the message of the civil rights movement. Jones' report includes footage of performances at the awards ceremony by Ericka Elcy and Patrice Richardson of the Emmett Till Players.

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Ten O'Clock News

Mamie Till-Mobley

Series Description

NIGHTLY NEWS WITH CHRISTOPHER LYDON AND CARMEN FIELDS Began January 1976. Replaced evening news show EVENING COMPASS. Original host: Steve Nevas. Other anchors, Christopher Lydon (1977-91) and Gail Harris (1983). In 1980 - hour long. Ended in 1991.

(PREDECESSORS: Louis Lyons began news operations at WGBH in 1952. The News at 10 began in 1966. The Reporters premiered in 1970. The Evening Compass started in 1974.) Series release date: 1/1976



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Broadcast program

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Press conferences
Women political activists
Role models
Farmer, James, 1920-1999
African American women
Till-Mobley, Mamie, -2003
African Americans -- Civil rights
News Report
Till-Mobley, Mamie, -2003 (Interviewee)
Jones, Marcus (Reporter)
Farmer, James, 1920-1999 (Speaker)
Chicago: “Ten O'Clock News; Mamie Till-Mobley,” 06/24/1988, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 18, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_986AF869F2D743838912C3E857BB0212.
MLA: “Ten O'Clock News; Mamie Till-Mobley.” 06/24/1988. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 18, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_986AF869F2D743838912C3E857BB0212>.
APA: Ten O'Clock News; Mamie Till-Mobley. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_986AF869F2D743838912C3E857BB0212
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