Biden’s Plan Includes Constructing a Monument to Honor Lynched Black Teen

In a new display of progressive values, Joe Biden plans to construct a national monument in honor of Emmett Till.

National Monument in Three States

An anonymous White House official revealed that the Biden administration intends to build a monument to commemorate Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old boy from Chicago. Till was brutally tortured and murdered in Mississippi after allegedly whistling at a white woman in her family’s store.

On the anniversary of Till’s birth in 1941, Biden is expected to sign a proclamation for the monument’s construction. The monument will also honor Till’s mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, and will be located in three sites across Mississippi and Illinois, as reported by the New York Post.

The future monument will encompass locations significant to Till’s life, as well as his mother’s activism and the trial where the two accused men were acquitted of his murder, according to the report.

The publication of photos depicting Emmett Till’s mutilated corpse in Jet magazine played a crucial role in advancing the Civil Rights Movement in the 1950s and 1960s.

New Plan Amid Growing Culture War Strife

Critics, including conservative pundits and social media users, are criticizing the Biden administration’s decision to create the Emmett Till monument. They believe it is another example of Democratic virtue signaling that does not address the deeper issues fueling the nation’s culture wars.

Others have pointed out that Emmett Till’s father, Louis Till, was court-martialed in Italy during World War II and executed for allegedly committing two rapes and a murder of a woman.

This announcement comes shortly after Vice President Kamala Harris criticized Florida’s black history curriculum, which included information about enslaved African-Americans acquiring skills during slavery.

Florida’s Board of Educators approved the new African-American studies course under an order from Republican Governor Ron DeSantis.

In response to Harris’ criticism, DeSantis stated that he did not participate in drafting the requirements, but defended the curriculum as being based on factual information.

This article appeared in The State Today and has been published here with permission.

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