Rev. Jesse Jackson to receive France's highest order of merit for activism work

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CHICAGO -- Chicago's Rev. Jesse Jackson volition judge France's highest bid of merit, Legion of Honour.

Rev. Jackson, 79, volition person the grant successful France Monday morning. He has been a civilian rights activistic for decades.

According to the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, helium volition beryllium promoted to the fertile of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by decree of France President Emmanuel Marcon. President Marcon said the reverend has ne'er stopped campaigning for bid justness and fraternity, and that the values Jackson has promoted are besides those of the French Republic.

The French authorities honored the DuSable Museum of African American History CEO past month. Perri Irmer, president and CEO of the museum, received the Order of Arts and Letters. It honors radical who person made important contributions to the arts successful France and astir the world.

Full connection from Rainbow PUSH Coalition:

"The President of the Republic of France, His Excellency Emmanuel Macron, is bestowing the highest grant of each French subject and civilian honors connected Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. by promoting him to the fertile of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor Monday, July 19, 2021, astatine the Élysée Palace, Paris, France.

The awards ceremonial volition instrumentality spot Monday, July 19th, astatine the Élysée Palace, Paris, France that is the authoritative residence of the President of the French Republic.

I americium profoundly honored and excited to beryllium promoted to the fertile of Commander of the National Order of the Legion of Honor by decree of the President of the Republic of France, His Excellency Emmanuel Macron - the highest grant of each French subject and civilian honors.

The dignity and value of this precise peculiar grant are afloat recognized by maine and I admit and americium genuinely grateful to beryllium honored by specified a prestigious designation by the large and beloved federation of France.
I person received respective honors from countries astir the globe, however, this 1 is among the precise peculiar ones due to the fact that of France's continuing courageous and motivation enactment astir the satellite - warring poverty, promoting peace, recognizing and taking enactment to face clime change, promoting diverseness and radical tolerance.

Let america proceed to enactment unneurotic to beforehand planetary peace, balanced economical maturation and development, tolerance, unity, and frankincense taking steps to advance, successful Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s words, the Beloved Community worldwide."

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