Tongayi Chirisa Stole The Limelight In "Women of the Movement" A Historical TV Show Based on Emmett Till's Murder

Women of the Movement, a ABC TV show based on the true story of Mamie Till-Mobley,  premiered last month in the US on the 6th of January. 

The six-episode-long show star Adrienne Warren as Till-Mobley, who risked her life to seek justice for the murder of her son, Emmett Till, in the 1955 Jim Crow South. 

The show also features Hollywood based Zimbabwean actor Tongayi Chirisa who plays the recurring role of Medgar Wiley Evers, a prominent American Civil Rights activist. 

Tongayi Chirisa as Medgar Evers

Evers, was decorated U.S. Army combat veteran who had served in World War II. He was engaged in efforts to overturn segregation at the University of Mississippi, end the segregation of public facilities, and expand opportunities for African Americans including the enforcement of voting rights.

“Unwilling to let Emmett’s murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chose to bear her pain on the world’s stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights movement as we know it today,” states the show’s description.

Check out the trailer for Women of the Movement below

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