SU to host films by award-winning filmmaker

In celebration of Black History Month, Southern University will host the showing of a series of documentaries by award-winning filmmaker and Baton Rouge native Keith Beauchamp.


“Americas’ Civil Rights Journey – Uncovered: Real…to Reel” will include the showing of several Beauchamp documentaries highlighted by his award-winning “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till.”


In 2004, the United States Department of Justice reopened this 51 year-old murder case citing Beauchamp’s documentary The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till as both a major factor in their decision and the starting point for their investigation. In May of 2005, Emmett’s body was exhumed and most recently, the FBI turned over their evidence to the appropriate District Attorney in Mississippi.


Beauchamp, who attended Southern, has been featured on 60 Minutes, ABC World New Tonight, Court TV, MSNBC, CNN, and BBC. He has also been profiled in hundreds of publications around the world including The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, Associated Press, and The Chicago Sun Times.


The documentaries will be shown Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25 and 26 in the Cotillion Ballroom. The Emmett Till story will air at 9 a.m.


Other documentaries and times on Feb. 25 include:

10:10 a.m. “Murder in Black & White” (Episode 1 – The Dorseys & the Malcolms)

11:10 – “Murder in Black & White” (Episode 2 – Rev. George Lee)

12:10 – “Murder in Black & White” (Episode 3 – Lamar Smith)

  1:10 – “Murder in Black & White” (Episode 4 – Willie Edwards, Jr.)

  2:10 – “Wanted: Justice (Johnnie M. Chappell)

  3:10 – “The Untold Story of Emmett Till” (Part 1)


The schedule for Feb. 26 includes:

    9 a.m. – “The Untold Story of Emmett Till” (Part 2)

10:10 – The Injustice Files “The Secrets of Natchez”

11:10 – The Injustice Files “The Ghost of Bogalusa”

12:10 -  The Injustice Files “He Walked Alone”

  1:10 – The Injustice Files “At the End of a Rope”



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