Clark Atlanta University on Friday, March 20, will turn to legendary civil rights leader and Rainbow PUSH Coalition Founder and President the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, longtime advocate and lieutenant to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to lead its commemoration of “Bloody Sunday.” He will deliver the message for the occasion on Friday, March 20, at 10:45 a.m. in the University’s Henderson Student Center.
Over the past 40 years, Jackson has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded the Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. In October 1997, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright as special envoy for the Promotion of Democracy in Africa. In 1991, he was elected Senator of Washington, D.C., advocating for statehood for the nation’s capital and advancing the “rainbow” agenda at the national and international levels. Since then, he has continued to promote voter registration and lead get-out-the-vote campaigns, spearheading major organizing tours through Appalachia, Mississippi, California and Georgia. He continues to be a leading advocate for a variety of public policy issues, and has acted many times as an international diplomat in sensitive situations.Google Calendar ICal Import