Professor Paula Johnson’s Perspective on the New National Emmett Till Monument Quoted in The Hill

Perspectives from Professor Paula Johnson, director of the Cold Case Justice Initiative, were quoted in the article “Biden designates new national monument to honor Emmett Till, Mamie Till-Mobley” in the Hill.

“This country owes so much to the Till family for insisting that what was always known to be wrong someday would be made right,” said Johnson. “But individuals, officials, and institutions repeatedly failed them.”

Her comments continue, “These national monuments are a testament that efforts to quash truth will not succeed and that memory, legacy and the never-ending demand for justice will prevail. As the nation pays honor and gratitude to the Till family through these monuments, we are reminded that we must face all that we are if we ever hope to be all that we can be.”