Life Story: Mamie Till-Mobley (1921-2003)

Mother and Activist

The story of a grieving mother who insisted on informing the world about the horrifying lynching of her son, Emmett Till.

Content Warning: This resource addresses lynching and extreme and graphic violence.

Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till

Photograph. Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till, 1950, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Visual Materials from the Rosa Parks Papers.

Emmett Till’s Funeral

Dave Mann (photographer), Till boy’s funeral, 1955. Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Lauren and Michael Lee.