“Mamie Till-Mobley continued to live in a three-bedroom apartment on the home’ second floor until 1962 while she worked to honor the legacy of her only child by devoting her life to eradicating racism and improving the quality of life for people of color,” the statement read.
“The recognition and Chicago Landmark Designation of the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley House has come at a monumental moment in time for our city and our country, even 65 years after Emmett Till’s tragic lynching in Mississippi, while visiting family in the summer of 1955,” the organization said in a statement to CNN.
“We are hopeful that this Landmark Designation will be a testament to this 14-year old child, caught in a nightmare of events, leading to his death, and the strength and courage of his mother, Mamie Till-Mobley to show the world these injustices, and how they lead to such tragic outcomes.”
The City Council’s vote on Wednesday will protect Till’s home from significant alterations or demolition.
CNN has reached out to Blacks in Green for comment.
The church is designated as a Chicago landmark.
Till’s mother insisted on having an open casket funeral as she wanted “all the world” to see the state of her son’s disfigured body.
Thousands of people lined up to pay their respects and witnessed his horrible injuries. Jet, a prominent African American magazine, published graphic photographs of the body.
The following year, Bryant and Milam revealed to a reporter how they killed the teen and dumped his mutilated body in the river. The pair couldn’t be tried again because of double jeopardy laws.
CNN’s Raja Razek and Brad Parks contributed to this report.