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On What Would Be Emmett Till’s 80th Birthday, Till Mobley House Museum Receives Landmark Plaque

The Woodlawn home where Till lived with his mother received landmark designation in January. Organizer Naomi Davis is leading an $11 million project to transform it into a museum.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Bronzeville Church That Held Emmett Till’s Funeral Gets $150K Grant For Renovations

The $150,000 grant will help church leaders fix water damage and cracks in the foundation of a building that's only been renovated twice in the past century.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bishop Louis Henry Ford, Namesake Of Freeway And Eulogist At Emmett Till’s Funeral, Was Chicago’s 1st Historic Preservationist

Chicago’s oldest house, the 1836 Henry B. Clarke House, was bought by Bishop Ford in 1941 and cared for by Ford and the St. Paul Church of God in Christ until it became a city-run house museum in 1982.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Plan To Crack Down On Home Museums Scrapped After Fierce Opposition From Artists, Historians

Ald. Sophia King said there was a "highly coordinated campaign” against the ordinance, and she criticized Ald. Michele Smith and Mayor Lori Lightfoot for their opposition to it.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Residential Museum Ban Would Be ‘Death Knell’ For South Side Preservation, Black History Museums And Gallery Spaces, Critics Say

If Ald. Sophia King's proposal passes, it would restrict cultural projects at the Emmett Till residence, the Lu and Jorja Palmer mansion, the Phyllis Wheatley Home and other small libraries and gallery spaces.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Bronzeville Church That Held Emmett Till’s Funeral Would Become National Historic Site Under Durbin-Duckworth Bill

Mamie Till-Mobley showed the world her son's brutalized body at Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ in Bronzeville. Senators want to preserve the building by placing it in the care of the National Park Service.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Emmett Till’s Former Home, Now A Chicago Landmark, Will Become A Museum

Till's brutal death at the hands of white supremacists helped spark the Civil Rights Movement. The Woodlawn home where he lived with his mother was designated a Chicago landmark Wednesday.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore

Emmett Till House Moves One Step Closer To Landmark Status

The home at 6427 S. St. Lawrence is where Till lived with his family before he was killed on a trip to Mississippi in 1955.

Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore