Emmett Till Foundation
EMMETT TILL FOUNDATION
Till-Mobley, Founder and President (1973-2003)
IMPORTANT NOTE: Changes are being made to the structure and mission statement of the Emmett Till Foundation. Please check back for more updated information soon. What follows is the statement of purpose published when Mamie Till-Mobley headed the Foundation, which may be altered somewhat. The current cost of membership, as well as changes to the Foundation mission will be posted shortly. In the meantime, please inquire at the address at the bottom of this page.
The Emmett Till Foundation is a Chicago-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of Emmett Louis Till, whose brutal murder on August 28, 1955, and the acquittal of his confessed kidnappers, became the impetus for the Civil Rights Movement of the mid fifties.
The Emmett Till Foundation is committed to teaching boys and girls to become responsible American citizens and serious scholars as well as becoming well-versed in Christian living through:
** Memorizing and delivering excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King’s speeches and other multi-ethnic artists.
** Sponsoring programs throughout the U. S. through which they can deliver these addresses, thereby increasing their interaction with multi-cultural groups in a variety of settings.
** Building self-esteem through positive audience response.
** Encouraging participation in all aspects of the educational process: academic, artistic, cultural, scientific, and sports. Emphasis is upon selecting a field of specialization and moving toward that goal.
** Awarding college scholarships for scholastic excellence. These are awarded yearly on July 25, Emmett’s birthday.
** Training children in Christian ethics, emphasizing family unity through problem discussions with peers and parents.
MEMBERSHIP AND CONTRIBUTION FORM
To become a member
of the Foundation or to make a contribution to assist in providing positive
alternatives for these youths, you may print and use this form. All donations
are tax deductible through the Foundation’s 501 (c) (3) status.
Name _____________________________________ Date __________________
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Membership cost will be posted soon
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