Recommended for ages 10 and up
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.
Much progress has been made since 1955; however, Mamie Till-Mobley’s work is far from over. In order to continue her work in pursuit of justice, healing, and reconciliation, we must continue to tell this true story.
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.
Whether you can visit the exhibit in-person or virtually, the true story of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley must continue to be told. Take a virtual tour of the exhibit, including in-depth videos and interviews, as we amplify the Till family's story.
The exhibit tells five key stories: