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The Home Of Emmett Till And Other Important African American Sites To Be Preserved

Written by on July 19, 2022

The house Emmet Till left in 1955 to visit family in Mississippi which was his mother’s home will be preserved. Emmet Till was abducted and brutally murdered for whistling at a white woman. The house is located on Chicago’s Southside in the West Woodlawn neighborhood.

It was announced on Tuesday that the home of Emmet Till will receive some of the $3 million in grant money to rehabilitate buildings. The African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund is providing the grant money to preserve important African American history.

The money will be distributed to 33 sites and organizations across the United States.

Some of the other sites are a bank in Mississippi, a Masonic lodge in North Carolina. Also, the home of a tennis coach that helped Arthur Ashe and Althea Gibson. There are many other sites that you can check out by clicking here.

Source: WHEC.com

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