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. 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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    • 4.7 • 600 Ratings

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.

    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
600 Ratings

600 Ratings

maryannethelibrarian ,

Excellent

I’ve long known the short version of the tragic Emmett still story, but this gave so much more information about what happened. Hearing it from the voice of his mother made the story really come alive even though the murder happened so long ago. Thank you to those who produced this excellent coverage of what really happened to Emmett Till and May he and his mother Rest In Peace, united in eternity.

DinaJacobson ,

Finest podcast I’ve ever heard

This podcast represents all podcasts can be. Carefully researched, beautifully written. Creators obviously too their time seeking out interview subjects. They recreated the feel of the era through sound effects & music. Knew very little about Emmet Tills mother & not near enough about the story itself. She was so brave through her grief. This highlights a heartbreaking and still ongoing chapter in our nations history. I’m now looking forward to going to the first series.

RFM VT ,

Beyond inspiring. It’s raw courage.

I experienced every emotion listening to Mamie’s story. The story of what she had to traverse in life devastates, but her spirit is awe inspiring.

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