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Biden to designate national monument for Emmett Till

Posted on AllSides July 24th, 2023
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President Joe Biden will establish a national monument to honour Emmett Till, a black teenager who was lynched in 1955 in Mississippi, as well as his mother, a White House official said.

Till's lynching and the activism of his mother Mamie Till-Mobley helped galvanise the civil rights movement.

Mr Biden will sign a proclamation on Tuesday which is Till's birthday, 25 July.

It comes a year after he signed the Emmett Till Anti-Lynching Act into law.

The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument will include three separate sites in...

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