Biden approves monument honoring Emmett Till

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The White House will establish a national monument honoring Emmett Till — the 14-year-old Chicago boy whose abduction, torture and lynching in 1955 while visiting family in Mississippi played a role in sparking the civil rights movement — and his late mother.

 President Biden will sign a proclamation on Tuesday, the 82nd anniversary of Till’s birth, establishing the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument.

The monument will be located across three sites in Mississippi and Illinois, CBS News learned. One will be located in the Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in the Chicago South Side neighborhood of Bronzeville, where Till’s killing was mourned in September 1955.

The second site will be at Graball Landing, Mississippi, where Till’s body was discovered in the Tallahatchie River.

The third will be at Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse in Sumner, Mississippi, where Till’s suspected killers were acquitted by an all-White jury less than a month after his brutal murder.

In August of 1955, Carolyn Bryant Donham, a White woman working as a grocery clerk, accused Till of making improper advances towards her while she was alone in her store in Money, Mississippi.


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