The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., founder and president, Rainbow PUSH Coalition is in Tokyo and Yokohama and will be convening media today, April 4, to provide his insights and perspectives on the 46th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and its significance for today’s civil rights movement. Rev. Jackson was present with Dr. King at his last sermon at Mason Temple on April 3, in Memphis, and was with Dr. King and other Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) leaders at the Lorraine Hotel on that fateful day, April 4, 1968 when Dr. King was shot and killed.
When: For TV Interviews: Saturday, April 5, 2014; 12:00 p.m. (Japan time); Friday April 4, 2014–; 11:00 p.m. – EST (United States). Please note: For airing in the U.S. it will be a live broadcast
For Radio and Print Interviews: Open time – please call: Butch Wing at 510-701-8955
Where: Rev. Jackson will be available for Live television interviews at the following location:
For Television Only:
Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial
Rev. Jackson is in Japan on a Peace and Trade Mission, along with U.S. African American business leaders, who are meeting with Toyota, Honda and Nissan corporate leadership to forge new alliances and partnerships. They will travel to Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial tomorrow (Saturday, April 5) to pay respects to the victims of the atomic bombings in Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII.
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Rainbow PUSH Coalition is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international organization that was formed in December 1996 by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. through merging of two organizations he founded Operation PUSH People United to Serve Humanity (established 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (established 1984). With headquarters in Chicago and offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and Oakland, the organization works to make the American Dream a reality for all citizens while advocating for peace and justice around the world. RPC is dedicated to improving the lives of all people by serving as a voice for the voiceless. Its mission is to protect, defend and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields while promoting peace and justice around the world.