Unwilling to let Emmett's murder disappear from the headlines, Mamie chooses to bear her pain on the world stage, emerging as an activist for justice and igniting the Civil Rights Movement as we know it today.
S1 E1: Mother And Son
As a mother, Mamie faces her worst nightmare when her son goes missing.
S1 E2: Only Skin
Mamie receives a call saying that her son was kidnapped; she rallies her community to help bring him home.
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S1 E3: Let The People See
After her son's body is recovered in Mississippi, Mamie insists on having a public wake with an open casket to ensure that he did not die in vain. The case becomes national news, putting pressure on Mississippi officials to go to trial.
S1 E4: Manhunt
The historic trial begins, and on the eve of her testimony, Mamie must face the three people responsible for her son's murder, as well as some ugly truths in the Jim Crow South.
S1 E5: Mothers And Sons
The two mothers at the centre of the Emmett Till murder trial, Carolyn Bryant and Mamie Till-Mobley, testify about his character in front of a packed courtroom.
S1 E6: The Last Word
After the verdict is reached and the story becomes international news, a movement begins - and Mamie Till-Mobley fights to defend Emmett's legacy.