Co-Founder, Emmett Till Legacy Foundation/h3>
Deborah Watts is the Co- Founder and Executive Director of the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation (ETLF)and Emmett Till Institute for Learning and Leadership (E-TILL)
After a 20 plus year career in corporate America, Deborah is an author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur and a passionate women and youth empowerment, civic engagement, civil rights and social justice advocate. She is a powerful driving force ensuring that time will always remember her cousins, Emmett Louis Till, his mother Mamie Till Mobley, their legacy and the historical/current, unjust societal conditions and violence that caused his death and impact the lives of other black men, women and youth today. She is using her global platform to engage and collaborate with other activists, social justice organizations, faith, business and civic leaders, policy makers, educators, families, and students all across the country to affect change and make a difference in the lives of others. Through her leadership with ETLF, Deborah, their dynamic team and ambassadors are “creating a legacy of hope” and building an important bridge from the past to the present and future by providing opportunities, scholarships and programs, that educate, equip, inspire and empower youth, women and their families for a better future.