Jay Z And Will Smith Executive Producers For HBO Miniseries About Emmett Till

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 10.03.50 AMWill Smith and Jay Z are teaming up to create an HBO miniseries about Emmett Till, the 14-year-old African American boy who was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 1955.

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We can also expect Aaron Kaplan to be a part of this project as the producer.  The ‘Run This Town’ rapper and Smith will be the executive producers. The miniseries is part of a new theme HBO is focusing on to bring attention to the racial tensions happening in this country today.

Stay tuned for the release of the series.