In 1955, Emmett Till (Joshua Wright
), 14, is visiting his great-uncle Mose Wright (L.B. Williams
), an African-American preacher living in the small town of Money, Mississippi, when a white woman who works as a store clerk accuses the boy of whistling at her.
Later that night, two white men invade Mose's home to kidnap Emmett. Mose knows that his nephew's fate will be sealed if the men succeed in taking him.
Based on the true story of Emmett Till.