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Emmett Till’s childhood home granted preliminary landmark status | Chicago Sun Times

Emmett Till’s childhood home granted preliminary landmark status | Chicago Sun Times

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The Commission on Chicago Landmarks granted preliminary landmark status Thursday to the home of Emmett Till, at 6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave. in Woodlawn.

Maudlyne Ihejirika, Chicago Sun Times

Emmett Till’s home on the South Side was granted preliminary landmark status Thursday — on the same date that the teen’s historic open-casket funeral was held 65 years ago.

The Commission on Chicago Landmarks voted unanimously to give the prestigious status to the home at 6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave., where Till lived before that fateful trip down South ending with his brutal lynching on Aug. 28, 1955.

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It’s a bittersweet milestone in the years-long journey of preservationists and the Till family to landmark the home of the youth whose murder propelled the civil rights movement.

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