We are excited to announce our new membership program.
Read below for more information
A seed: each member will receive a magnolia seed, with soil from Money, Mississippi, where Till was kidnapped, from Sunflower County where Till was tortured and murdered and from the banks of the Tallahatchie River where Till's body was removed. Once you receive your seed, we ask that you plant it in your community. Out of the soil where evil deeds occurred, we hope to grow a powerful new story with your help.
Advance notice of all Emmett Till Interpretive Center events: We hope to hold two main events a year, an annual reenactment of the till trial held in the restored courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi, followed by fellowship and a tour of historic sites led by Till family members and leading historians.
Secondly, an annual racial healing event where we will use arts and storytelling to process past pains and imagine new ways of moving forward. We are planning this event for September 30 to October 1st of 2017 to mark the 10th anniversary of our community's apology to the Till family. As a member, you will be eligible to attend both events and participate in key members-only functions.
A quarterly e-newsletter with updates on our youth programs, stories of racial healing and new announcements.
Recognition in our online membership directory
Voting rights to help ETIC make key decisions
Free all day tour for you and one guest.
How to Join
Make a donation at one of the below levels
Household, $100 (up to 2 individuals)
Nonprofit, $200 (up to 5 individuals)
Business, $500 (up to 5 individuals)
You can mail a check made out to "Emmett Till Memorial Commission"
Emmett Till Interpretive Center
P.O. Box 215
Sumner, Mississippi 38957
Or donate here
(make sure to include "seed project" in notes)