Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley - Let the World See

April 1, 2023


Two Mississippi Museums

Tuesday–Saturday 9AM–5PM | Sunday 11AM–5PM

"Let the world see what they did to my boy."

 – Mamie Till-Mobley

Emmett Till was visiting Mississippi from his home in Chicago in 1955 when he was tortured and murdered for allegedly whistling at a White woman. His mother insisted on an open casket for her 14-year-old son.  

Developed by the Till family, Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, Emmett Till Interpretive Center, and The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the traveling exhibit shares how a mother’s bravery and fight for justice more than six decades ago fueled the Civil Rights Movement in America.  

"People stood up who never stood up before."

– Mamie Till-Mobley

Hours & Admission

Tuesday–Saturday, 9AM–5 PM
Sunday, 11AM–5 PM
Closed Mondays

GENERAL ADMISSION—includes the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,  Museum of Mississippi History, and all special exhibits.
Adult: $15
Youth (ages 4–22): $8
Senior (ages 60+) or military: $13
Children under 3 years: FREE


Admission to the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum,  Museum of Mississippi History, and special exhibitions is free every Sunday.

Media Inquiries

For media and marketing inquiries please contact:

Sarah Warnock
Public Relations Director, Mississippi Department of Archives and History

Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley

Exhibit Partners

Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley InstituteEmmett Till Interpretive CenterChildren's Museum of Indianapolis

Supported by

National Endowment for the HumanitiesMaddox FoundationInstitute of Museum and Library Services