Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See

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Emmett Till Mamie Till Mobley exhibition

Emmett Till was just a child when he was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by white supremacists in the Jim Crow South in 1955. They tried to cover it up. Emmett’s mother, Mamie, insisted that the world know what they did to her son. She bravely shared her 14-year-old son’s story with all who would listen—and fueled a movement that changed the nation.

The NEH-funded Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See is a touring exhibit created in collaboration with the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, the Till family, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. It tells the story of Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, challenging visitors to make a ripple for justice in their own communities.

Tour schedule

  • Sept. 17–Oct. 30, 2022 | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN)
  • Nov. 19, 2022–Jan. 8, 2023 | Birmingham Civil Rights Institute (Birmingham, AL)
  • Jan. 28–March 12, 2023 | Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (Washington, DC)
  • April 1–May 14, 2023 | Two Mississippi Museums (Jackson, MS)
  • June 3–July 16, 2023 | DuSable Museum of African American History (Chicago, IL)
  • Aug. 5–Sept. 17, 2023 | Atlanta History Center (Atlanta, GA)
  • Oct. 7–Nov. 19, 2023 | National Civil Rights Museum (Memphis, TN)