"Biden Will Create National Monument To Honor Emmett Till"

"President Joe Biden on Tuesday will create a new national monument to commemorate Emmett Till, a 14-year-old Black boy whose killing in the Mississippi Delta in 1955 helped spark the modern civil rights movement.

The monument will be unusual, featuring three sites in two states linked to Till’s death. It will also be the first designated by Biden to advance Black history.

Under the White House plan, Biden will mark the 82nd anniversary of Till’s birth to sign a proclamation establishing the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument in Illinois and Mississippi."

Rob Hotakainen reports for E&E News July 24, 2023.

Source: E&E News, 07/25/2023