Rainbow PUSH remembers Emmett Till 60 years after teen murder

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Rainbow Push Coalition headquarters.

The Rainbow PUSH Coalition remembered Emmett Till Saturday, 60 years after the 14-year-old was kidnapped and murdered.

Till, who was from Chicago, was killed for allegedly whistling at a white woman while he was visiting Mississippi.

Saturday the coalition also awarded nearly a dozen students with scholarships totaling $75,000. Those students also received free cars.

Backpacks and school supplies were also given out.
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