Support Preserving Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley’s Legacy

In 1955, the story of 14-year-old Emmett Till’s kidnapping and murder, along with the courageous response of his mother, Mamie Till Mobley, to hold an open casket funeral for her son, catalyzed the American Civil Rights Movement. From Sumner, Mississippi, to Chicago, sites connected to their story deserve to be protected through national monument designation.

Establishing a national monument ensures the life and legacy of Emmett Till and his mother, civil rights icon Mamie Till Mobley, will never be forgotten.

Join the National Trust for Historic Preservation in support of President Biden utilizing his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate a national monument that honors the overlooked contributions of Black women in civil rights and that provides important lessons as sites of consciousness, healing, and justice.

Add your name to those calling for the establishment of a national monument honoring Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley.

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