Emmett Till

The gravestone of Emmett Till, showing a black and white photo of the boy murdered in Mississippi in 1955 by a group of racists. The date of his death is visible.

Decrying attempts to ‘bury history,’ Biden designates Emmett Till national monument

BY: - July 25, 2023

WASHINGTON — On what would have been the 82nd birthday of Emmett Till, a Black boy kidnapped and murdered by two white men in Mississippi, President Joe Biden on Tuesday designated a new national monument at sites connected to the lynching that became a catalyst for the civil rights movement. “Telling the truth and the […]