South Side Civil Rights Landmark Makes National List of Most Endangered Places
Sep27

South Side Civil Rights Landmark Makes National List of Most Endangered Places

The South Side church where the 1955 funeral and visitation for Emmett Till was held has been named to a list of the most endangered places in America. Roberts Temple (via Apple Maps) The National Trust for Historic Preservation puts out a new list each year, highlighting the places that shaped the nation that are also in danger of disappearing. This year’s list has locations from Alaska to Puerto Rico, and includes the Roberts...

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A Bronzeville Civil Rights Landmark on the Road to Renovation
Nov19

A Bronzeville Civil Rights Landmark on the Road to Renovation

A historic South Side church has been selected for a renovation grant. Bright Star Church was one of 178 organizations that applied for funding from the National Fund for Sacred Places, and one of only 14 that were selected. Bright Star is headquartered on East 44th Street, but holds services at  Roberts Temple, a city landmark at 4021 South State Street. You may not know the name, but you know the place if you have an interest in the...

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