Amberly R. Carter, M.Ed
Amberly is a social justice educator and the CEO of Mamie Till Mobley Enterprise, Inc. She is a cousin of Emmett Till, 14-year-old Chicago boy who was kidnapped and murdered in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a White woman in Money, MS. Till’s killers were acquitted by an all-White jury after 67 minutes of deliberation but later confessed to the crime for $4,000 to Look Magazine. Emmett Till’s murder and his mother, Mamie Till Mobley’s decision to hold an open casket funeral is said to have sparked the Civil Rights Movement. It was the sight of his brutalized body on the cover of Jet Magazine that pushed many who had been content to stay on the sidelines directly into the fight for justice. Mamie fought for the justice of Emmett Till’s murder until her death. Amberly has picked up the baton and continues to run this race towards justice for Emmett Till. Mamie Till Mobley Enterprise, Inc. is a space where she’s inviting all of us to join the mission – Making justice the business of us all!
Thank you for presenting to the ODK chapter on Feb. 19 on “Black Leadership in White Spaces”. You were awesome. You covered so much in the course of an hour. Plus, you set the stage for future conversations with safe space zoning! We greatly enjoyed this time shared with you. You are a wealth of knowledge and experience. UAlbany is blessed to have you here. Thank you.
Amberly was my guest speaker at TOAST’s Graduation. I asked her to address the graduates and acknowledge the current social climate afoot. SHE WAS PHENOMENAL and even that was an understatement. Thank you for speaking life into my scholars Ms. Carter.