Emmett Till anniversary march aims to stop violence in Chicago
August 28, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Tuesday is the 57th anniversary of Emmett Till's murder.
Till was a 14-year-old Chicago teenager when he was brutally murdered for whistling at a white woman on August 28, 1955, while in Mississippi.
Till's murder became a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement.
Tuesday evening, Till's family is holding a march and rally to commemorate the date but also to help stop the violence in Chicago.
The march started around 5:30 p.m. at 71st and Vincennes. It will end with a rally at St. Columbanus Church.
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