WASHINGTON – The Biden administration named three new national monuments under the Antiquities Act to memorialize Emmett Till and to honor the work of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, in memory of an egregious act of racial terror.
Manish Bapna, president and CEO of NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council), made the following statement:
“These monuments speak in the voice of conscience to the cries for justice that grew from a heinous act committed in the name of white supremacy. They recall the nation’s hypocrisy and legacy of racial violence and the work yet to be done to live out its ideals. We move forward when we look at the past with clear eyes, examine the roots of our flaws, and memorialize those with the courage to stand up and demand that we do better.”
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