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New update on the historical maker we placed at the site where Emmett’s body was pulled from the river. Help us restore the marker.

Our Story 

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Smart Phone App
  • The Emmett Till Memory Project is a website and smartphone app designed to commemorate the death and memory of Emmett Till.

  • Developed in collaboration with the Till family and a range of scholars, the ETMP focuses on the 17 most-important and most-vandalized sites in the Delta. It provides expert-vetted narratives, historical photographs, site specific archival documents, and GPS directions to the next site: everything the student or tourist needs.

  • As the ETMP grows, it will include sites in Chicago, Till’s hometown.

Emmett Till Interpretive Center

Engage in the story of Emmett Till, explore your own story, and create a new emerging story with us.

Plan your visit to our museum by going to "book online" we welcome a wide range of visitors from individual visitors to large groups. We have regular hours from 11am to 1pm Monday - Friday or request an appointment for large groups. 

We exist to tell the story of Emmett Till in a way that moves people forward. We use art and story-telling to help process past pains and imagine new possibilities for the future. 

Photo Documentaries

Check out some amazing photo-documentaries produced by local community members. Working with Barefoot Photography we have been able to use art and story telling to help process past pains and imagine new futures for our community. A special thanks to the Institute for Museum and Library Services for making this project possible. 

 

Rosa Parks

"I thought about Emmett Till and I could not go back."