CHICAGO -- Hundreds of people gathered in the Loop this morning to honor civil rights leader The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson Jr. and the Rainbow-PUSH Coalition hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
The theme was "King's Unfinished Agenda." More than $5 million dollars has been awarded to students since the annual breakfast was first organized.
Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm Emanuel are among the state and city leaders who are in attendance at the breakfast. Religious leaders and community activists are also there to pay tribute to Dr. King and his work.
Dr. King believed education was one of the best ways to improve your life.