His Tragic Death Saddened the Nation As His Killers Walked Free

Now Emmett Till’s boyhood Chicago home gains landmark status

Charles Orlowek, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Emmett was 14 years old when he visited family in Mississippi; he had begged his mother to allow him to go. The year was 1955, and Emmett wanted to spend the summer with his cousins. But after his mother put him on the southbound train from Chicago, Emmett…

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Jennifer Geer

Jennifer Geer

Writer, blogger, mom, owner of pugs, wellness enthusiast, and true crime obsessed.