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Mamie Till-Mobley

Mamie Till-Mobley was an active member of the Evangelistic Crusaders C.O.G.I.C. (Church of God in Christ). She was one of seven members who founded this particular Chicagoland chapter of C.O.G.I.C. in May 1973 under the pastorate of Elder George Liggins. Following the death of her only child, Emmett Louis Till, on August 28, 1955, Mrs. Mobley entered Chicago Teachers College in September 1956. She graduated cum lade in three and a half years and finished fifth in her class. Assigned to Carter Elementary School in 1960, she saw the need to continue her education, earning a master's degree in administration and supervision at Loyola University. She served as an elementary school teacher from 1960-1983. Throughout most of her life Mother Mobley spoke across the country, recalling the struggle for civil rights, and urging her listeners to "be the best they can be." She was the founder and director of The Emmett Till Players; a rotating group of her elementary students who delivered public recitations from the speeches and sermons of Martin Luther King Jr. The Emmett Till Players often accompanied her during her extensive travels. Mother Mobley passed on January 6, 2003.

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