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.


March 30, 2021 2 min

There’s a secret that’s been buried under a century of silence. It lies in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where a once-unknown massacre took place on American soil.

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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.

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April 13, 2021 37 min

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.

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April 20, 2021 37 min

A century after the Tulsa Race Massacre, the search for mass graves begins. But as Tulsa contends with its past, questions about the future of Greenwood may divide the city even further.

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May 18, 2022 41 min

New clues about the Tulsa Race Massacre are unearthed from a mass grave, but the city remains divided. The highly anticipated findings from the graves investigation leaves many Tulsans disappointed, and the community is demanding answers to the question that still remains: What does justice look like for the Black families affected by the massacre?

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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 c...

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June 1, 2022 43 min

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.

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June 8, 2022 43 min

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.

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June 15, 2022 60 min

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.

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