An aerial view of The Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ on the South Side, Tuesday afternoon, July 25, 2023. President Joe Biden signed a proclamation on Tuesday creating the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument in Chicago at the location where Emmett Till’s funeral was held. Brian Ernst / Chicago Sun-Times
Today President Joe Biden signed a proclamation to create the new Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, encompassing one site in Chicago and two in Mississippi. On what would have been Till’s 82nd birthday, Alan Spears with the National Parks Conservation Association joined WBEZ to explain the significance of the monument.