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Home of Emmett Till, iconic victim of racist violence, gets NHL status; will become museum

Emmett Till’s former South Side home has been designated as an official landmark.

Till was killed in Mississippi in 1955. The 14-year-old boy from Chicago had his life ended after he was accused of whistling at a white woman. On Thursday, The Chicago City Council finally approved the decision to grant Till’s home landmark status. His memory and everything his death represented will live on through the landmark home.

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