elbē was proud to partner with The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis (TCM) and the Emmett Till Interpretive Center, developing two interactive experiences as part of the traveling exhibit “Let the World See” sharing the story of young Emmett Till’s brutal 1955 murder. The mission of the exhibit was to inform and inspire a new generation to come together to end racism and build a peaceful future. It started in Indianapolis and has made its way to five other locations across the United States.
“Call to Action”, a touch table accessible by 4 simultaneous users, invites visitors to explore civil engagement and actions necessary for racial healing. After learning about Emmett’s mother Mamie and her lifelong struggle for social justice, visitors “cast a stone” into a rippling pool to inspire others.
In “Courtroom Reporter’s Sketchpad” interactive, guests view the real courtroom sketches from Emmett’s murder trial. When selected, sketches animate on screen as if being drawn. Supporting information appears around the sketch including text, images and videos. This powerful interactive allows guests to experience the impacts of this grave injustice via primary sources.