Emmett Till’s Chicago home granted city landmark status

CHICAGO — The Chicago South Side home of Emmett Till and his mother — where the boy was living when he was tortured and murdered during a 1955 trip to Mississippi — was granted city landmark status by the City Council on Wednesday as a group seeks to turn it into a museum. The protection for the building at 6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave. shields it from demolition or many alterations that would significantly change its look. Alderman Jeanette Taylor, in whose ward the house sits, said preserving the house is important to mark a key moment in Black history. “A lot of times, history involving African…

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