About the Emmett Till Memory Project

The Emmett Till Memory Project is your complete guide to the legacy of Till’s murder. The app takes users to the most important sites in the Mississippi Delta and Chicago. At each site, the app provides expert-vetted narratives, access to relevant archival documents, and a collection of historic and contemporary photographs. The ETMP teaches users what happened at each site in 1955 and how the sites have been commemorated since 1955.

The ETMP is a collaborative production of the Emmett Till Interpretive Center and scholars across the country: Dave Tell, Davis Houck, Pablo Correa, and Benjamin Saulsberry put a lot of work into it. It is funded by the General Research Fund at the University of Kansas and the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Help us make the ETMP better by TAKING A SURVEY! The more sites you visit, the more helpful your survey will be. Please consider taking a pre-guided tour or visiting as many sites as you can (literally or virtually). Either way, every survey helps! Thank you!

To support the work of Emmett Till commemoration and racial reconciliation in the Delta, please support the Emmett Till Interpretive Center. ETIC works in one of the poorest counties in the country, and its work depends on a broad range of contributions. Thank you!


Institute of Museum and Library Services

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number MH-00-19-0017-19. The views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website and app do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

This investigation was supported by the University of Kansas General Research Fund allocation # 2177082.

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The Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Mississippi operates the Emmett Till Memory Project website and app. Whenever you use Emmett Till Memory Project, we collect basic information that your browser or device sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser or device version, content that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics, including your location (if you have given us permission to do so, e.g. by enabling location services in your browser or device). We use this information only to provide core functionality and do not collect personally identifiable information for marketing or any other purpose. On the website – but not in the mobile apps – Emmett Till Memory Project shares some collected information with Google for the purpose of analyzing general usage patterns. Google's terms and policies are available here. If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.