WINDY CITY TIMES
||Plaque added to childhood home of Emmett Till
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On what would have been Civil Rights icon Emmett Till's 80th birthday on July 25, his childhood home in Chicago's West Woodlawn neighborhood received a historic landmark plaque, CBS Chicago reported.
The plaque recognizes Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, as key figures in Great Migration history.
Till was only 14 years old when he was kidnapped, beaten and lynched for allegedly whistling at a white woman while visiting Mississippi in 1955. The events helped launch the civil rights movement.
The nonprofit Blacks in Green recently bought the house, and plans to convert the home into a museum and community theater.
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