Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument is a new national park site located in Sumner and Glendora, Mississippi, and Chicago, Illinois.
Mississippi UnitTake a tour of the Tallahatchie County Courthouse in Sumner, where the infamous trial of the men accused of lynching Emmett Till took place. Tours begin across the street at the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, an official nonprofit partner of Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument. While at the center, experience local efforts to support community healing through art and storytelling. The center also offers a self-guided tour app of other sites related to Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley. A Passport to Your National Parks® cancellation stamp for the Mississippi unit is available at the Emmett Till Interpretive Center in Sumner. Graball Landing in Glendora includes views of the river, a historic marker, and limited roadside parking.
Illinois UnitRoberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago’s South Side was the location of Emmett Till’s funeral in September 1955. It is still an active church today. Public access is limited to the exterior of the building. Please respect the private property of the church. Visitor information is located at Pullman National Historical Park 11 miles to the south. A Passport to Your National Parks® cancellation stamp for the Illinois unit is available at the Pullman National Historical Park Administration Clock Tower Building Visitor Center.
Last updated: October 20, 2023