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Mamie Carthan Till Mobley
Birth: Nov. 23, 1921
Mississippi, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 2003
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Noted Civil Rights Figure. The widowed mother of Chicago youth Emmitt Till, who courageously wanted the world to know the circumstances and results of her sons racially motivated 1955 murder by two white Mississippi men. Mamie Till was at first denied the right to visually identify her son?s body by a mortician who was under order by law enforcement officials not open his casket, however she insisted and was allowed to open the casket. In her grief, she transported Emmitt Till's body back home to Chicago, where she insisted that body be made available for public viewing. With 50,000 people seeing the young mans remains during the viewing period. Emmitt Till's murders, Roy Bryant and his half brother J. W. Milam, were acquitted by an all white jury who spent one hour of "deliberation" joking and drinking cold pops before returning their verdict. After the trial, Bryant and Milam sold their story to LOOK Magazine, which contained their admission of committing the murder and disposing of the body. Mamie Till's pleas to President Eisenhower for a Federal investigation were ignored. Mamie Till remarried, becoming a teacher, but spent her remaining life as a forceful supporter of civil rights in America. (bio by: Stu (Koblentz) Haley) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Louis Till (1922 - 1945)*
  Gennie Mobley (1923 - 2000)*
 
 Children:
  Emmett Louis Till (1941 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Burr Oak Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Stu (Koblentz) Haley
Record added: Jan 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7099864
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
There is no sorrow on Earth that Heaven can't heal. Rest in peace.
- T.K. Wells
 Added: Jul. 24, 2014
RIP, strong woman.
- Sikora
 Added: Mar. 29, 2014
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