Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See

June 3, 2023, through July 17, 2023

The Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, the Till family, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have created a national touring exhibit to share the tragic story of American racism—past and present—and the story of communities committed to racial healing.

Emmett Till, a Black 14-year-old youth from Chicago was visiting family in Money, Mississippi when he was kidnapped from his great-uncle’s home and savagely beaten and murdered by a group of white men on August 28, 1955. Weighted by a cotton gin fan, his lifeless body was thrown into the Tallahatchie River and was found three days later. His torture and murder were retaliation for violating the social mores of the deep South by whistling at a white woman in a grocery store. Two white men accused of brutally murdering the young 14-year-old Emmett were acquitted by an all-white jury in 67 minutes.

The subject matter is difficult, but the creators of the exhibit believe it is vital to educate families on what has happened in the past in hopes of fostering racial harmony and reconciliation today.

Because of the difficult subject matter, this exhibit is recommended for children 10 and older, and those between 10 and 18 years of age should be accompanied by an adult.

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