SLPL’s Black History Month celebration to feature Rev. Jesse Jackson

The St. Louis Public Library is proud to celebrate Black History Month with featured speaker Reverend Jesse Jackson, for two special appearances on February 18 at Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust Street.

FOX 2’s Kim Hudson will interview Rev. Jackson about his life as a Civil Rights pioneer and his thoughts on the work yet to be done for equality in America. The first appearance will run from 1:15-2:45 p.m. and the second will run from 3:10-4:40 p.m. Each engagement is free and open to the public, but reservations are required at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3201803. Tickets should be presented at the door in paper or electronic form.

Rev. Jackson has been called the “conscience of the nation” and “the great unifier.” He challenges Americans to establish just and humane priorities and is known for bringing people together across lines of race, class, gender, and belief.

A hallmark of his work has been his commitment to youth—inspiring hope and challenging young people to award themselves with academic excellence and to stay drug-free—and the American labor movement—working with unions to organize workers and mediate labor disputes. A renowned orator, Rev. Jackson has received numerous honors for his work in human and civil rights and for nonviolent social change.

Rev. Jackson’s appearance is made possible by the generous support of U.S. Bank and the St. Louis Public Library Foundation.