CREATING A LEGACY OF HOPE.

Emmett Till’s death will not be in vain. We are turning tragedy into triumph and demanding that truth and justice prevail.

OUR MISSION

The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF) honors the memory of Emmett Till who, at only 14 years old, was kidnapped, brutally tortured, lynched and killed in 1955 during a racially-motivated hate crime. Our mission is to bring truth, justice and healing, which can mean a full accounting of crimes committed and exhaustive investigations, to the families of victims of unsolved murders committed during the civil rights era. This era is roughly 1954 to 1969 but suspicious cases through December 31, 1979 can also be reopened. The ETLF is committed to educating communities about this era, demonstrating its parallels today, building an intergenerational knowledge that stresses the importance of: never forgetting the past, engaging in non-violent justice and building a legacy.

We also are committed to educate, equip, inspire and empower today’s youth, women and their families for a better tomorrow. While, collaborating with others and connecting to the broader struggle for peace, nonviolence, civil and human rights, social and economic justice, criminal justice reform and the fight against hate that impacts us all.

WHAT WE DO

Preserve

Preserve and honor the memory and legacy of Emmett Till and his Mother Mamie Till Mobley.

Give

Offer resources via the Emmett Till Institute for Leadership and Learning (E-TILL), for developing curriculum for middle and high school students and a Mentoring Program for our youth ambassadors.

Encourage

Encourage and engage diverse, local and global communities to have courageous conversations about the Emmett Tills of yesterday and today. while committing to fight against racism, an era of hatred, terror, violence and injustice that continues.

Support

Support programs and provide scholarships that expose high school students to higher educational opportunities.

Advocate

Advocate for Justice and support legislation and policies that empower, heal, repair, the lives of the families of Victims of Racially Motivated Violence and Murder.

OUR ONGOING PROGRAMS

The Power of History Turning Tragedy into Triumph

Learn more about the case and how the Till Family and ETLF are pursuing truth and justice and turning this tragedy into triumph for Emmett and many others victims...

Never Again Movement and Pledge

A global youth led promotional program, introduced in 2010 to express their collective fears, truth and desire to draw inspiration from tragedies of the past...

Just(ice) In Time© Training Seminar

A national interactive violence prevention training program, bringing young people, parents, staff, community partners and law enforcement together to address local and national increases in violence.

2020 JUSTICE FOR EMMETT TILL CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SOON!

"When people saw what had happened to my son, men stood up who had never stood up before..."

-Mamie Till Mobley

SUPPORT THE LEGACY

By making a donation, you are strengthening the vision of Mamie Till-Mobley and helping the Foundation achieve its mission to “Create a Legacy of Hope”, allowing us to continue equipping, inspiring and empowering today’s youth, women and their families for a better tomorrow.

#JusticeForEmmettTill

The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation launches:

JUSTICE FOR EMMETT TILL CAMPAIGN

Commemorating the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder and rise of his undeniable legacy.

Click below for a list of all events, learn how you can get involved, get tickets, support our cause, and more!

#JusticeForEmmettTill

The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation launches:

JUSTICE FOR EMMETT TILL CAMPAIGN

Commemorating the 65th anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder and rise of his undeniable legacy.

Click below for a list of all events, learn how you can get involved, get tickets, support our cause, and more!