Biden's proclamation of three federal monuments to Emmett Till and hsi mother comes at a time when American racial justice is mired in a dance of two steps forward, one step back.
The move "will conserve a multitude of sites that are culturally and spiritually important to Tribal Nations," according to the Biden administration.
"Yet again, Utah's national monuments are being used as a political football between administrations," Utah Senator Mitt Romney said.
A New Jersey man has been arrested after allegedly crashing his car near the Washington Monument on Saturday, after narrowly missing several people near the landmark.
The Government Accountability Office's report also found that there was no social distancing or mask wearing during the event at the South Dakota national memorial.
Republican South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has promised to try and hold a July 4th fireworks celebration at the memorial anyway, despite the National Park Service's refusal.
Officials have launched an investigation after external lights went out at the obelisk, shrouding it in darkness overnight on Sunday.
On the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, can understanding differing perspectives on the American flag at the Iwo Jima memorial help us understand the legacy of other statues—and whether they should still stand?
"it's not the people of yesteryear who have to live with these statues. Monuments are given pride of place in our public spaces, so we really need to weigh up what's more important to us: the memory of who we once were or the celebration of who we are now."
A look back at the Civil War ought to be most instructive.
Orrin Hatch tweeted that he was "grateful" for the "great Christmas honor" although the Salt Lake Tribune slammed the longtime senator.
First Bears Ears, now the Grand Canyon.
Nearly half the monuments recently reviewed at Trump's request will reportedly be cut down or face other changes.
At stake: 24 national monuments, millions of acres of land, centuries of history.
It's the 29th time Obama has used his executive power to name national monuments.