Rev. Jesse Jackson In Memphis Sunday
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition, will be returning to Memphis this weekend to bring greetings during a program that addresses some key community issues in the city of Memphis.
CME Bishop Henry Williamson, Sr., presiding prelate for the First Episcopal District of the CME Church and chairman of the Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital project, will accompany Rev. Jackson at Mississippi Blvd. Christian Church on Sunday, Feb. 11, at 10:30 a.m. After the worship service, an entourage of community, political and business leaders will gather with Rev. Jackson at Collins Chapel Connectional Hospital at 409 Ayers St. around 1:30 p.m. for a tour. The hospital is undergoing a complete $5 million renovation.
At 5 p.m. on Sunday, Rev. Jackson and Bishop Williamson will host a Community Town Hall Forum at Mt. Pisgah CME Church, 2490 Park Ave. Several elected officials, business and community leaders will discuss the closing of the Kroger store in Orange Mound, the impact of MLK50, electing officials who have the community’s best interest and welfare at heart. Attendees can register to vote at the event.