Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument
Tallahatchie County Second District Courthouse, the site of the September 1955 trial and acquittal
LocationTallahatchie County, Mississippi
and Chicago, Illinois
Coordinates33°51′38″N 90°16′29″W / 33.86056°N 90.27472°W / 33.86056; -90.27472
Area5.7 acres (2.3 ha)
WebsiteEmmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument
Designated NMONJuly 25, 2023

The Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument is a United States national monument that honors Emmett Till, an African American boy who was abducted, tortured, and lynched in Mississippi in 1955 at the age of 14, and his mother, Mamie Till, who became an advocate in the Civil Rights Movement. The monument includes three sites, one in Illinois and two in Mississippi, with a total area of 5.7 acres (2.3 ha).[1][2][3] The monument is managed by the National Park Service. It was established by President Joe Biden on July 25, 2023, what would have been Emmett Till's 82nd birthday.




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  1. ^ a b c "A Proclamation on Establishment of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument". The White House. July 25, 2023. Retrieved July 25, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d "Biden will establish a national monument honoring Emmett Till, the Black teen lynched in Mississippi". The Independent. July 23, 2023. Archived from the original on July 23, 2023. Retrieved July 23, 2023.
  3. ^ Betts, Anna (July 23, 2023). "Biden to Name National Monument for Emmett Till and His Mother". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 24, 2023.