Rainbow PUSH remembers Emmett Till 60 years after teen murder

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Saturday, August 29, 2015
Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Rainbow Push Coalition headquarters.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- 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.