Mamie Till Mobley NPR's Michele Norris speaks to filmmaker Stanley Nelson about Mamie Till Mobley and his film The Murder of Emmett Till. Fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. His mother, Mamie Till Mobley, was instrumental in keeping the story of his murder alive. She died of heart failure yesterday in Chicago.

Mamie Till Mobley

Mamie Till Mobley

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NPR's Michele Norris speaks to filmmaker Stanley Nelson about Mamie Till Mobley and his film The Murder of Emmett Till. Fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for whistling at a white woman. His mother, Mamie Till Mobley, was instrumental in keeping the story of his murder alive. She died of heart failure yesterday in Chicago.