"While darkness and denialism can hide much, they erase nothing," the president said at the ceremony.
The national monument honors Emmett Till, the Black teenager from Chicago whose abduction and killing in Mississippi in 1955 helped propel the civil rights movement.
Biden Will Establish A National Monument Honoring Emmett Till, The Black Teen Lynched In Mississippi
A White House official says President Joe Biden will establish a national monument honoring Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley.
Carolyn Bryant Donham, who accused Black teenager Emmett Till of making improper advances before he was lynched in Mississippi in 1955, has died in hospice care in Louisiana.
Leflore County Sheriff Ricky Banks says that there’s no point in serving the warrant to the woman because a grand jury decided not to indict her.
Researchers found an unserved 1955 arrest warrant for Carolyn Bryant at a Mississippi courthouse in June.
The award will be on display near Till's casket, which resides at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
"I expected her to say, 'How did you get my number?' I expected her to hang up. But she didn't."
The Till statue at Greenwood’s Rail Spike Park is a short drive from an elaborate Confederate monument.
The white woman whose accusations prompted the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till talks in a memoir about getting preferential treatment from Mississippi authorities after the killing.