Tell leaders in Washington you support creating a national park site as a place of remembrance, reflection and healing.

In the summer of 1955, 14-year-old Emmett Till was kidnapped, tortured and lynched by a mob while visiting relatives in Money, Mississippi. The determination of his mother Mamie Till-Mobley to show the world what had been done to her son became the catalyst that launched the modern civil rights movement.

The murderers, who later admitted their brutal acts, were acquitted in a matter of minutes, leaving Emmett and Mamie without the justice they deserved. While we can’t go back in time to right the wrongs, we can make sure that their story is honored and preserved.

NPCA is a proud partner in a community-led effort to create an Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Historical Park. Together we can honor and preserve Emmett and Mamie’s legacy, while sharing the story that reopened the nation’s eyes to the brutal realities of racism.

Add your name now and tell leaders in Washington:

The story of Emmett Till and Mamie Till Mobley is a crucial and powerful part of America’s civil rights history. Their story should be preserved, protected and shared with all. I support creating a national park as a place of remembrance, reflection and healing.

Background photo by Emmett Till Interpretive Center

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