Mamie Till

Mamie Elizabeth Carthan Till Bradley Mobley (November 23, 1921 - January 6, 2003) was the mother of Emmett Till, whose murder mobilized the civil rights movement. Her son Emmett Till was murdered on August 28, 1955, at the age of 14, after being accused of interacting in some way with a white woman (the exact nature of the interaction is under debate). For her son's funeral, Till-Mobley insisted that the casket containing his body be left open, because, in her words, "I wanted the world to see what they did to my baby. Till graduated from Chicago Teacher's College in 1956, and obtained a master's degree in administration at Loyola University Chicago in 1976. She died of heart failure in 2003, aged 81; the same year, her autobiography (written with Christoper Benson), Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America, was published.

Personal details

Date of birth
November 23rd, 1921
United States of America
Date of death
January 6th, 2003 at age of 81
Place of death
Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Cause of death
Myocardial infarction
Places lived
Mississippi , United States of America
pop. 2,991,207 (2013)



Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till
Free at Last: Civil Rights Heroes
2000 Him/Herself
Martin Kent
Jeffrey L. Weaver
Martin Kent


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