Matter of Fact takes an inside look at the Emmett Till Interpretative Center in Sunmer, Mississippi which works to preserve Till’s legacy. Emmett Till, a 14-year old black boy from Chicago, was murdered in Sunmer by two white men after a white woman accused him of making sexual advances. He was kidnapped, brutally beaten and thrown into the Tallahatchie River with a cotton gin tied around his neck. His death and the horrific photo of his open casket spurred the efforts of civil rights activists such as Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr. Patrick Weems, a young native Mississippian, is the director of the Center and tells Till’s story every day to educate this generation.

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