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Emmett Till monument to include 3 sites

President Biden is signing a proclamation Tuesday establishing a national monument for Emmett Till and his mother. The announcement comes on what would have been Till's 82nd birthday. This land in Mississippi, known as Graball Landing, is where Till's brutally beaten body was found in 1955. It will soon be one of three sites for the monument. Elise Preston traveled to those locations and spoke to the people who fought for years to make this a reality.


Ketanji Brown Jackson swearing in on tap

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson will be sworn in as a Supreme Court associate justice at noon -- just when Justice Stephen Breyer's retirement becomes official. Emmett Till’s family is demanding an arrest - after an unserved warrant was found 66 years later, charging Carolyn Bryant Donham in his 1955 kidnapping. And pack patience for any July 4 travel. Besides flights being canceled all week -- AAA says road travel is expected to hit an all-time high.


"The Power of August"

"The Power of August" looks back at transformational moments in American civil rights history that happened in the month of August. Anchored by Maurice DuBois, "The Power of August" is comprised of four acts, each told in eight minutes and 46 seconds — the approximate duration of time a Minneapolis police officer had his knee on George Floyd's neck. Each act explores stories of powerful and historic August events, beginning with Emmett Till's murder, then the March on Washington, Ferguson and the power of the vote in 2020.

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