Jul 26, 2023
President Biden honors Emmett Till and his mother

Morning Joe’s Willie Geist, the Rev. Al Sharpton and Mike Barnicle discuss President Joe Biden having signed anti-lynching legislation and a proclamation to establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument across three sites in Illinois, where Emmett was from, and Mississippi, where he was killed, stating “darkness and denialism can hide much but they erase nothing” before memorializing the Black teenager who was brutally killed in 1955, and paying tribute to the activism of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, who helped drive the civil rights movement. “He’s an emotional guy…capable of tears over loss—not his loss—your loss, our loss, and I don’t think he gets enough credit for being the decent human being that you know, that I know, that we all know,” says Barnicle about President Biden. “He doesn’t get enough credit for it.” You can watch the segment here.