Submitted by Naimah Latif, The Media Connection

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 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, July 21, 2021

Chicago, IL – Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., who was awarded the National Order of the Legion of Honor by French President Emmanuel Macron, will be greeted by a welcoming party 5:45 p.m., today, Wednesday, July 21st, at the O’Hare International Airport, International Terminal 5, inside of the lower level (Arrivals area).

 On parking: All vehicles must be parked in the garage or in Lot D, which is adjacent to Terminal 5—Air France Flight # 136.

 Civil rights leader Rev. Jackson was promoted to the rank of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by decree of President Macron on Monday, July 19th in Paris France. “The dignity and weight of this very special honor are fully recognized by me, and I appreciate and am truly grateful to be honored by such a prestigious recognition by the great and beloved nation of France,” Rev. Jackson said.   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 (estab. 1971) and the Rainbow Coalition (estab. 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.


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