Letter from Emmett Till’s Mother

Civil Rights, Of Interest

mamie-till-mobleyMany historians cite the lynching of Emmett Till as the unofficial beginning of the Civil Rights Movement. Years ago I wrote to Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, telling her of a heavy burden I carried for her son and committing to tell his story. The attached note was her reply.

Mrs. Till Mobley passed away in 2003.