An anthology series that chronicles the Civil Rights Movement as told by the women behind it. The first episode tells the story of Mamie Till Mobley as she stands up to injustice when her son is brutally murdered in the Jim Crow South. Starring Adrienne Warren, Cedric Joe, and Carter Jenkins.
While these stories have gotten swept under the rug in the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, it is time to see them come back to life and remind us of the country we live in and how we don’t slide backwards toward the lack of civil rights. I’m surprised at how few enjoyed this series; I thought it was brilliantly written and perfectly acted. I absolutely adore Adrienne Warren as Mrs. Mobley, who transforms from a helicopter mother to a strong woman against injustice. While I do believe that this is not the true account of what happened, it’s the account that his mother believes happened. The show doesn’t tell what actually happened in the store as it’s controversial with the different accounts. Although, I trust a mother’s intuition of what her son might have done. The show is based on Till Mobley’s book, and we have to take into account that she wasn’t there, so there would be misinformation in this story. That doesn’t make the show any less worthy of a watch, but rather it is worth a watch.