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In 2009, the original glass-topped casket that Emmett Till was buried in was acquired by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.
A SPECIAL VISIT TO THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY AND CULTURE
“AND, I CRIED . . .”
6427 S. St. Lawrence Ave. in Woodlawn
“Naomi Davis, the founder of the non-profit that bought the Till home was born one day after he died and her family lived close to the area where he was killed.”
“We bought this property, this rundown building which we are in the process of lovingly restoring and upcycling, to play a pivotal role in this neighborhood’s next chapter,” she said. “With the community, we are transforming Till Mobley home into a centerpiece of tourism to rejuvenate West Woodlawn, which was considered Chicago’s first black middle-class neighborhood.”
Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy
The James McCosh Elementary School in Chicago, where Till once studied, was renamed the “Emmett Louis Till Math And Science Academy” in 2005
The mission of Emmett Louis Till Math and Science Academy is to meet the academic and socio-emotional needs of every student by providing rigorous and engaging instruction in a safe environment for all students.
- Every student will graduate armed with the academic and life skills necessary for self-actualization, active citizenship, and post-secondary success.