Emmett Louis Till Memorial Scholarships and Honorary Promotional Page

A Legacy of Hope in Memory of Emmett Louis Till

Emmett Louis Till Age 14 His brutal murder on August 28, 1955, and the acquittal of the murderers sparked the modern Civil Rights movement.

THE EMMETT TILL LEGACY FOUNDATION (ETLF) dedicates its ongoing efforts to turning an ugly part of American History..... the brutal murder of Emmett Till into a positive, inspired and empowered future for youth in America and across the world.  ETLF wants to be a part of the solution and believes that youth represent our future and deserve to reach their fullest potential, unlike the severed life and the denial of justice that Emmett and his family experienced. Youth may not experience the same form of lynching that ended Emmett's life. But, many of the problems facing youth and their families today are nightmares. ETLF defines those nightmares as horrific as lynching but in the form of hopelessness, lack of adequate education, poverty, poor health, obesity, joblessness, early incarceration, the lack of civic and political engagement and so many other forms of disenfranchisement.

ETLF knows that without knowledge and understanding of the past, we are subject to have history repeat itself. We cannot allow that to happen. With the adequate support of ETLF initiatives and programs, a huge difference will be made in the lives of many.

The Emmett Till Legacy Foundation partners with supporters of every community to bring HOPE, actionable solutions and foster an overall mutual wellness to the lives of youth, women and their families around us.

We are strengthening the vision of Mamie Till-Mobley and helping to achieve the mission of "Creating a Legacy of Hope".....allowing us to continue equipping, inspiring and empowering today's youth, women and their families for a better tomorrow.

Our goal is to offer at least 500 scholarships!!


To qualify:

(1) Students/ Parents must go and complete the registration form HERE First.

(2) Prepare a 600-page essay sharing what the Emmett Till life story means to you and our world.

Send essays to: applications@collegeplanningtoday.com 


*There are Emmett Till shows and plays around the country to learn more about this powerful person in our history.   emmetttillplay@gmail.com


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