Learning about Emmett’s story can be a challenging experience and can bring on strong emotions, especially in children. Some guidance for younger visitors may be helpful. Use these guides to help navigate the exhibit with your family or students.
Learn more about Emmett’s story by reading these recommended books.
Use these standards-based lessons to bring Emmett Till's story to your classroom.
In this guide to the legacy of Emmett Till’s murder, you can take a virtual tour of the primary sites of the Till story in Chicago, Illinois, and the Mississippi Delta area.
Formed by the Emmett Till Memorial Commission, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center is a museum dedicated to telling the story of the Emmett Till tragedy and to pointing a way toward racial healing. They offer tours of their museum and the restored Second District Tallahatchie County Courthouse.
This nonprofit organization is committed to preserving the memory and historical significance of the life and death of Emmett Louis Till, and the social action legacy of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, to foster educational opportunities and civic engagement among youth.
By Mamie Till-Mobley and Christopher Benson
Emmett’s mother’s memoir tells about young Emmett’s life, his abduction and murder, and the aftermath—including the fueling of a national movement that continues to make ripples today. This book is available at most bookstores and libraries.