Biden To Use His Power To Make Sure Emmett Till Is Never Forgotten
A photo of Emmett Till’s tortured body helped propel the Civil Rights movement. President Joe Biden is establishing a monument to 14-year-old lynching victim on the anniversary of his birth.
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President Joe Biden is establishing a monument to 14-year-old lynching victim Emmett Till on the anniversary of Till’s birth this Tuesday.
murder so brutal
July 25th will be the 82nd anniversary of Emmett Till’s birth.
Till’s murder was so brutal, his body so disfigured by the torture he endured, that his great-uncle whom he had been visiting, Mose Wright, could only identify him by an initialed ring on his finger. Emmett’s mother, Mamie Till Mobley, wanted the world to see what had been done to her son and so she had his body sent home and held an open-casket funeral.
A photo of Till’s mangled, tortured body helped propel the Civil Rights movement in the United States. On July 25th, President Biden will sign a proclamation to establish a monument to the innocent, murdered boy who was lynched on a lie.
monument to both Emmett and his Civil Rights activist mother
Biden will establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument in both Illinois and Mississippi.
A Biden White House Official told us on background that “the new monument will protect places that tell the story of Emmett Till’s too-short life and racially-motivated murder, the unjust acquittal of his murderers, and the activism of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who courageously brought the world’s attention to the brutal injustices and racism of the time, catalyzing the civil rights movement.”
three separate sites in two states
“The monument will include three separate sites in two states, including Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Bronzeville, a historically Black neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side where thousands of people gathered to mourn and bear witness to Emmett Till’s death in September 1955,” a White House official told us.
Then in Mississippi, “the monument will include Graball Landing, which is believed to be the site where Emmett Till’s brutalized body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River,” and the third site is the “Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi, where Emmett Till’s murderers were tried by an all-white jury and wrongly acquitted.”
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