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Emmett Till Described by His Mother

Emmett Till was a fourteen-year-old boy from the South Side of Chicago when he took a train to Mississippi during August of 1955.  Traveling with his cousin, he planned to spend time with his mother's family before the start of the next school year.

In this clip, from "Emmett Till - The Untold Story," we meet Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother.  She tells us about her son, and what he was like as a small boy.

As a result of the work which Keith Beauchamp did on this documentary, the U.S. Justice Department opened a new investigation into the murder of Emmett Till.

See, also:

 

Emmet Till - Abduction by Bryant and Milam

Emmett Till - Mother Describes the Body

Emmett Till - Historical Footage

Emmett Till - The Murder Trial

Emmett Till - No Kidnapping Charges

Emmett Till - A New Case

Moses Wright Tells the Story of Emmett Till


Media Credits

Clip from "Emmett Till - The Untold Story," a 2005 documentary by Keith Beauchamp which incorporates historical footage and interviews with Mamie Till-Mobley and other family members.  Copyright, THINKFilm Company, Inc., all rights reserved.  Clip provided here as fair use for educational purposes.

 

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