10 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. Season 1 of this series, “Tulsa’s Buried Truth,” covered the search for mass graves beneath Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the fight for justice for the descendants of the Black Americans killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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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. Season 1 of this series, “Tulsa’s Buried Truth,” covered the search for mass graves beneath Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the fight for justice for the descendants of the Black Americans killed in the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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    • 37 sec
    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

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
682 Ratings

682 Ratings

V.G.☀️ ,

Beautiful and powerful

"Hope is a woman who has lost her fear."
Alice Walker.

consciousdave ,

Such an important story to tell

I didn’t know much about Emmitt Till’s mother or family before, but now I can say I do. And I’m glad I do because Maimee was such a good person and deserves to have her story told. The amount of tragedy that befell her throughout her life was unfair but she kept trudging on and even went on to help other black mothers we well. I hope more people can come to appreciate her story

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Just beautiful

Just beautiful and a gripping story I learned about emmet in history class and wanted to do some research this was so helpful

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