FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2023
Washington, D.C. - Today, on the anniversary of Emmett Till’s birth, President Joe Biden designated the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument.
Below is a statement from Brian Sybert, executive director for the Conservation Lands Foundation, in response to the President’s action on the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument:
“We applaud President Biden for using his authority under the Antiquities Act to designate this new monument that ensures the life and legacy of Emmett Till and his mother, civil rights icon Mamie Till-Mobley, will never be forgotten. This national monument from Sumner, Mississippi to Chicago, Illinois will help ensure that their story is preserved, protected and shared for generations to come.
“We will continue to urge the Biden administration to honor the legacies and voices of local communities by designating and expanding more national monuments, such as the site of the Springfield Race Massacre in Illinois, Historic Greenwood/Black Wall Street in Oklahoma, Molok Luyuk in California and Great Bend of the Gila and Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon in Arizona.”
The public can learn more and send a thank you message to the President at conservationlands.org/emmett_till.