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 beyond. 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.

By telling Till’s story from the perspective of each site, the app encourages users to wrestle with different versions of Till’s story and think critically about how it has been passed on.

The ETMP is a collaborative production of the Emmett Till Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County and scholars across the country: Dave Tell, Davis Houck, and Pablo Correa. 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 Memorial Commission of Tallahatchie County, Inc. The ETMC works in one of the poorest counties in the country, and its work depends on a broad range of contributions. Thank you!

Privacy Policy

The Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner, Mississippi operates the Emmett Till Memory Project website and app (ETMP). Whenever you use ETMP, 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. If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us.