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Donate to help Mississippi Delta Youth become Filmmakers!

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You Make the Difference!

We believe that every student should know about Emmett Till and his impact on the world. You can ensure that Mississippi Delta students learn about the life and legacy of Emmett Till and use this truth to create film projects that transform their communities and their world. 

Will you help us?

Why donate to the Emmett Till Interpretive Center this #GivingTuesday?

Every dollars to go support The Film Academy which includes student stipends, equipment and software for the students, and meals for our students.
Students at The Film Academy learn about the life and murder of Emmett Till and learn how his death sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement. 
Students create a high-quality documentary film that connects history with the present. This film creates positive change in the Mississippi Delta. 

About The 
Film Academy

Emmett Till Interpretive Center’s Mississippi Delta Film Academy is a two-week program led by Dr. Davis Houck and Dr. Pablo Correa for highly motivated high school students from the Mississippi Delta. The Film Academy empowers these students to shoot, produce, and edit their own high-quality documentary film. The Film Academy provides a safe space for high school students to explore their creativity during the summer with meals provided by the Till Center and provides them with a stipend to acknowledge their hard work.  Our filmmakers examine the Civil Rights Movement, brainstorm ideas for their project, conduct interviews with Civil Rights Icons, and learn from industry professionals. 


You can help us reach our goal of $50,000!

The Till Center’s Film Academy needs you. This #GivingTuesday, we’re humbly asking for your support. We have a goal of raising $50,000 for the Film Academy.


A $25 donation can provide meals for 4 students for one day.


A $250 donation can provide students with editing software. 


A $1,000 donation can provide a stipend for 1 student instructor.


A $100 donation can help purchase external hard drives.


A $500 donation can provide a stipend for 1 student.


A $5,000 donation can provide housing and travel for 1 instructor.


Help us spread the message!

Share your support on social media and help us reach our $50,000 goal.

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