Mamie Till

Nov 23, 1921 - Jan 6, 2003

Mamie Elizabeth Till-Mobley was the mother of Emmett Till, who was murdered in Mississippi on August 28, 1955, at the age of 14, after being accused for flirting with a white cashier woman, Carolyn Bryant, at the grocery store. "
Born in Mississippi, Till-Mobley moved with her parents to the Chicago area during the Great Migration. After her son's murder she became an educator and activist in the Civil Rights Movement.
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“If you have to get on your knees and bow when a white person goes past do it willingly.”

Mamie Till
Nov 23, 1921 - Jan 6, 2003