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Hefty donation helps fund Emmett Till childhood home renovation effort

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

CHICAGO - A movement to turn Emmett Till's childhood home in Chicago into a museum received a financial boost this week.
Till's former home at 6427 South St. Lawrence Avenue was designated a Chicago landmark in February, with Naomi Davis' non-profit organization 'Blacks in Green' purchasing the building.
A 14-year-old Emmett Till was visiting relatives in Mississippi in the summer of 1955 when he was lynched. The brutal murder helped to ignite the nationwide Civil Rights Movement.
Davis has been working to create a house museum, community theater and garden, dedicated to honoring Till and...
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