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Jazmine Sullivan Sings Stand Up From The Movie Till

Credit: Myesha Evon Gardner

Jazmine Sullivan has another song from a soundtrack with “Stand Up” from the movie Till. The feature directed by Chinonye Chukwu about Emmett Till’s murder and his mother Mamie Till’s struggle for justice premiered at the New York Film Festival on October 1st. Till’s murder by white men in 1955 for allegedly whistling at Carolyn Bryant, one of their wives, was a catalyst for the civil rights movement. The story is told from Mamie Till’s perspective and Whoopi Goldberg is one of the producers. Sullivan was also heard earlier this year on the Elvis soundtrack with her rendition of “Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child.” The singer took home two Grammys this year for her album Heaux Tales which was released in 2021 and reissued in 2022 as a deluxe edition. Till will get its wide release on October 28th.