"I made a commitment to rip the covers off Mississippi, USA-revealing to the world the horrible face of race hatred. I took the privacy of my own grief and turned it into a public issue, a political issue, one which set in motion the dynamic force that led ultimately to a generation of social and legal progress in this country." (2003)
Death of Innocense: the Story of the Hate Crime that Changed America (2003)
"The jurors heard one thing that was important to them, and that was a white woman's claim that a black boy had insulted her. That was all they needed to know ... it was all they would consider in making up their minds." Mamie Till Mobley
A courageous mother, school teacher, social justice activist
Mamie Till Mobley (1921-2003)
The growing teenager
Beautiful young child
What Emmet Till's mother thoughts about her experiences
"The past shapes the way we are in the present and the way we we will become what we are destined to become. It's only because I have finally understood the past, accepted it, embraced it, that I can fully live in the moment." (2003)
I am a blogger, certified public school administrator and school attendance teacher.
I studied American education history at the doctoral level defended a thesis on the Puerto Rican bibliophile Arthur A. Schomburg (1874-1938). I have lectured extensively, serving as a curator of exhibits on Schomburg in many institutions in Central and Western New York. I am one of the few Schomburg scholars today lecturing on his Puerto Rican heritage, and his contributions to the history of American education and black intellectual history. Also, a tenured school attendance teacher, served as chairperson of the New York State Attendance Teachers Association and executive board member. Also, past delegate chair, delegate, alternate, council of delegates in the union, and New York State Delegate to the NEA Representative Assembly.