Individual Author Record
Name: Mamie Till-MobleyPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Born: 1921 in Hazlehurst, Mississippi Died: 2003 in Chicago, Illinois
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Illinois ConnectionTill-Mobley's family moved to Argo, Illinois in 1924 when she was two years old and lived there for most of her life. She was the first black student to make the "A" Honor roll and only the fourth black student to graduate from the predominantly white Argo Community High School. She graduated from Chicago Teachers College in 1956 and received an Masters in Administration from Loyola in 1976.
Biographical and Professional InformationMamie Till-Mobley was the mother of Emmett Till who was murdered in Money, Mississippi in 1955 when visiting relatives for the summer. His murder and subsequent funeral was one of the catalysts for the civil rights movement. Her autobiography, ''The Death of Innocence'', was written with Christopher Benson and published the same year she passed away.
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Death of Innocence :
ISBN: 1299074049. OCLC Number: 842995819 Random House,. .
Death of innocence :
ISBN: 0812970470. OCLC Number: 57361306 . . The 1955 murder of a black Chicago youth, visiting family in Mississippi (for allegedly whistling at a white woman) preceded the trial of J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant--accused of kidnapping and murdering 14-year-old Emmett Till. The all-white, all-male jury hastily acquitted the two white defendants. This was considered the first full-scale media event to spur the civil rights movement. It also set in motion the will and determination of Mamie Till-Mobley, Emmett's mother--a woman who would pull herself back from the brink of suicide to become a teacher and inspire hundreds of black children throughout the country.