Films about the plight of African-Americans, from slavery to Jim Crow, do not always sit well with African-American audiences.
After a hard day or week at work, when African-Americans might deal with racism in the workforce, watching a movie about more racism becomes a hard sell for many.
But with book bans and the termination of many educators in the name of critical race theory, movies like “Till” become more necessary so that the true history of this country will remain in the consciousness and in the public discourse.
With that said, “Till” is a powerful and much-needed film.
However, “Till” will still be difficult to take even for those who label themselves experts on the heartbreaking story of Emmett Till and African-American history in general.