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Emmett Till Interpretive Center

  • Address 120 North Court Street
    Sumner, Mississippi 38957
  • Hours
    11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
  • Phone 662-483-0048

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Emmett Louis Till (July 25, 1941–August 28, 1955) was an African American teenager who was lynched in Mississippi at the age of 14 after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Originally from Chicago, Till was visiting relatives in Money, a small town in the Mississippi Delta region, at the time of his murder. The trial of Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam for Till’s murder attracted a vast amount of press attention. Till's murder is noted as a pivotal catalyst for the next phase of the Civil Rights Movement. Events surrounding Emmett Till's life and death resonate to this day.

At the Emmett Till Interpretative Center, engage in the story of Emmett Till, explore your own story, and create a new emerging story. Plan your visit to the museum through the "book online" feature on the website. The site welcomes individual visitors and large groups. They also offer free 15-minute tours with a free smartphone app and private all-day pilgrimages.

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