The woman’s husband and his brother were tried for Till’s murder, but an all-white jury acquitted them. Later, both men admitted to killing Till but they were indemnified from further justice by double jeopardy.
In the trailer, Till’s mom, played by Danielle Deadwyler, tells a crowd of people, “The lynching of my son has shown me that what happens to any of us anywhere in the world had better be the business of us all.”
Whoopi Goldberg, Frankie Faison, Jalyn Hall, and Haley Bennett star in the film. Chinonye Chukwu directs.
“Till” is in select theaters Oct. 14, and will be released nationwide on Oct. 28.