Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Civil Rights Leader to Address Church

Veteran US civil rights activist Rev. Jesse Jackson is to speak at the Globe Church in Portman Road tonight at 7.30pm.

He is expected to cover the issues of faith and empowerment, drawing on his experience of four decades as an outspoken critic and activist. Rev Jackson twice contended selection for the US Presidency and operates his own political advocacy group RainbowPUSH Coalition.

Local MP Martin Salter was enthusiastic that he'd agreed to attend what is effectively a Labour party rally, as rumours abound about attempts to get the endorsement of President Obama ahead of the next general election.

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Update: Expat Elizabeth Thomas also reports.

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