Thursday, ABC announced the premiere date of their newest highly anticipated limited series, Women of the Movement.
The six-episode series will air in three parts starting on January 6 (8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. EST) for three weeks.
The series centers around Mamie Till-Mobley, mother of Emmett Till, who risked her life to find justice for the brutal and horrifying murder of Emmett in the Jim Crow South. Rather than let her son be ignored and forgotten, Mamie emerged as an activist for justice and a pioneer in the birth of the Civil Rights Movement as we know it today.
The series cast includes this year’s Tony® Award winner for Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, Adrienne Warren, starring as Mamie Till-Mobley; 1992 Tony® Award winner for Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical, Tonya Pinkins, as Alma; Cedric Joe as Emmett Till; Ray Fisher as Gene Mobley; Emmy® Award winner Glynn Turman as Mose Wright; Chris Coy as J.W. Milam; Carter Jenkins as Roy Bryant and Julia McDermott as Carolyn Bryant.
Get your tissues ready for this moving and true story of Mamie’s struggle for justice.