The Legacy of Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley

The Legacy of Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley

  • The Spark That Ignited the Civil Rights Movement

    The sites associated with Emmett Till’s murder, his open casket funeral, and the subsequent trial in which two of Emmett’s murderers were acquitted illustrate how these events spurred a nationwide movement for civil rights.

  • Partnering to Preserve A Legacy

    The National Trust’s African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund has joined with local and national partners to document and preserve the remaining sites connected to this history.

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  • Sites of Conscience, Memory, and Justice

    Support the creation of a National Historic Site honoring Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley.

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“We remember, not just for the sake of yesterday, / But to take on tomorrow.”

— Amanda Gorman, "New Day's Lyric"