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Mamie Till Mobley and the 'Death of Innocence'

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Mamie Till Mobley and the 'Death of Innocence'

Mamie Till Mobley and the 'Death of Innocence'

Mamie Till Mobley and the 'Death of Innocence'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Mamie Till Mobley was mother to Emmit Till, the 14-year-old boy who in 1955 was kidnapped and brutally murdered in a small Mississippi town. Mobley may not be a household name today, but her passionate calls for justice energized what would become the Civil Rights movement. Mobley collaborated with Christopher Benson on the book Death of Innocence: The Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America, and joins NPR's Tavis Smiley to discuss the book and Mobley's remarkable life.

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