9 episodes

Before the March on Washington, before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, before the Mothers of the Movement — there was Mamie Till-Mobley. Her son, Emmett, was only 14 years old when he was kidnapped, tortured and murdered. By sharing the haunting image of Emmett’s body, Mamie Till-Mobley sparked what would become the civil rights movement. Through first-person narratives from her family members — and her own words — Season 2 of Reclaimed explores who Mamie Till-Mobley was before the death of her son, and who she would ultimately become.

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Before the March on Washington, before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, before the Mothers of the Movement — there was Mamie Till-Mobley. Her son, Emmett, was only 14 years old when he was kidnapped, tortured and murdered. By sharing the haunting image of Emmett’s body, Mamie Till-Mobley sparked what would become the civil rights movement. Through first-person narratives from her family members — and her own words — Season 2 of Reclaimed explores who Mamie Till-Mobley was before the death of her son, and who she would ultimately become.

    Innocence

    Innocence

    Mamie Till-Mobley’s early life outside of Chicago was shaped by family, faith, and education — values she would later pass on to her only son, Emmett.

    "Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley" is a companion podcast to the ABC News docuseries "Let the World See," now streaming on Hulu.

    • 43 min
    Guilt

    Guilt

    Following the murder of her son, Mamie Till-Mobley takes the stand to testify, speaking her truth not only to a crowded courtroom, but an entire nation.

    "Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley" is a companion podcast to the ABC News docuseries "Let the World See," now streaming on Hulu.

    • 43 min
    Justice

    Justice

    After the verdict is handed down, Mamie Till-Mobley turns her grief into a rallying cry for justice and becomes an important figure in the civil rights movement.

    "Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley" is a companion podcast to the ABC News docuseries "Let the World See," now streaming on Hulu.

    • 1 hr
    Introducing 'The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley'

    Introducing 'The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley'

    You may know the story of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old boy who was brutally beaten and murdered in Mississippi. But you might’ve never heard his story if it weren't for one woman: Mamie Till-Mobley.
    In this three-part season of Reclaimed, we explore who Mamie Till-Mobley was before she lost her son: a young girl growing up in Illinois. We trace her journey after Emmett’s death, and how she turned her grief into a movement that changed the course of American history.
    "Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley" is a companion podcast to the ABC News docuseries "Let the World See," now streaming on Hulu.

    • 2 min
    The Trigger

    The Trigger

    A generation of freed slaves create a new home for themselves in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But all of that is jeopardized after an encounter in an elevator.

    • 29 min
    The Ashes

    The Ashes

    An angry mob descends upon Greenwood. What happens next will change the future of Tulsa and leave a deep scar on its Black citizens for generations.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
547 Ratings

547 Ratings

VicManocchio ,

Very highly recommended

Both season one and season two are inspirational, thought-provoking, and gut wrenching all at the same time. There is not one negative thing I can say about this podcast. Unfortunately, as a white male,I am disgusted that I’ve never heard the stories until now. Thank you for all your hard work and bringing the stories to the world. We need to hear them.

AK Ajijic ,

Brilliant. Heart breaking.

I started listening on a road trip and was driving, crying, hitting the steering wheel, I must have seemed crazy. The narrator has a perfect, professional, soothing voice. I could listen to her read the phone book. The mother…wow! What a lady. So strong and brave. A heartbreaking story. The USA…even after President Obama not much has changed. A hateful place which is why I left.
Thank you for this podcast. 🙏🏼❤️

HariWhoIsBold&Brave ,

The Truth finally Exposed

After listening to these past three episodes, I am shocked that there is so much information that has never been covered in textbooks. I am also shocked that the NWACP, an organization that has been touted for supporting people of color and the Civil Rights Movements would turn against Mamie Till-Mobley simply over accusations that Till-Mobley was using them for her personal gain. If she needed something, she needed all the support she could have and it was unfair that the NWACP always touted people like Rosa Parks and MLK Jr. who both were revolutionary heroes and deserve a lot of respect but not a grieving mother, like Mamie Till-Mobley, who simply wanted justice for her son. I hope that everyone would listen to this amazing podcast and remember that history will repeat itself if no thorough actions are taken in time.

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