Till, at age 14, was brutally killed by a white mob while visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955. His murder helped fuel the Civil Rights Movement.
Chicago's City Council approved landmark status for the Victorian-era two-flat on the 6400-block of South St. Lawrence of the city's Woodlawn neighborhood Wednesday.
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It was home to Emmett Till and his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, whom lived on the second floor. Other relatives lived on the first and garden levels.
Mamie Till-Mobley lived in the house for several more years. However, neglect took a toll on the house and it is now vacant.
Landmark status will keep the historic home from being demolished. There are plans to turn it into a museum.
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