New exhibit to tell the sad but important story of a young Black man’s murder

On Saturday, Sept. 17, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will unveil an exhibit three years in the making. Emmett Till & Mamie Till-Mobley: Let the World See, which will soon begin a national tour, is a collaboration of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley Institute, the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, the Till family and The Children’s Museum.

The exhibit, which continues here through Oct. 30, tells the story of Emmett Till, who was just a child when he was kidnapped, tortured and murdered by white supremacists in the Jim Crow South in 1955. Emmett’s mother, Mamie, insisted that the world know what they did to her son. She bravely shared her 14-year-old son’s story with all who would listen—and fueled a movement that changed the nation.

This exhibit is recommended for visitors 10 and up. For more information: