The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address at the University of Rochester at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Strong Auditorium on the River Campus. The program is free and open to the public.
Jackson, who received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000, has been involved with human rights issues, gender equality, voter registration, and promoting peace and economic and social justice in both the national and international arenas for more than four decades. He worked with King at the Southern Leadership Conference in the mid-1960s. Jackson founded and is currently president of the Rainbow/Push Coalition, a national social justice organization.
Jackson's talk was originally scheduled last month but was postponed because of a family medical emergency. The annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address is sponsored by the College Diversity Roundtable and the Office of the President. For more information, contact (585) 275-0651.