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President Joe Biden shakes hands with Rev. Wheeler Parker as Marvel Parker holds a signing pen at right, after Biden signed a proclamation to establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, in the Indian Treaty Room on the White House campus, Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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President Joe Biden shakes hands with Rev. Wheeler Parker as Marvel Parker holds a signing pen at right, after Biden signed a proclamation to establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, in the Indian Treaty Room on the White House campus, Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Evan Vucci

President Biden establishes national monument to honor Emmett Till and his mother

The proclamation was signed Tuesday, which marked the 82nd anniversary of Till’s birth.

President Joe Biden shakes hands with Rev. Wheeler Parker as Marvel Parker holds a signing pen at right, after Biden signed a proclamation to establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, in the Indian Treaty Room on the White House campus, Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Evan Vucci

   

In the summer of 1955, the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement. Today, his legacy lives on as President Biden designates a national monument at three sites in Illinois and Mississippi to honor Till and his mother.
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