Thursday: Mannie Jackson, Human Rights Week Distinguished Lecture, March 23
March 23, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
A new date has been set for the UI Health Care Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture, “Embracing Respect, Understanding, Kindness, and Forgiveness,” by Mannie Jackson. It will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110 MERF. A reception will follow. Bring a copy of Boxcar to Boardrooms to be signed by the author (books will not be for sale onsite).
Born in a railway boxcar, Mannie Jackson went on to make history as the first African-American to own a major international sports organization, the Harlem Globetrotters. As owner, Jackson orchestrated a dramatic corporate turnaround, restoring the Hall of Fame basketball team to its status as a global icon.
Jackson is currently president of Boxcar Holdings, the publisher of his best-selling memoir Boxcar to Boardrooms, and he is co-producer of three award-winning documentaries, as well as an owner/investor in several venture capital business initiatives. Jackson is a founder and former president of the Executive Leadership Council, providing African-American executives with a network and leadership forum to promote excellence in business.
Jackson’s latest endeavor is co-founder and president of the Mannie Jackson Center for the Humanities Foundation in Edwardsville, Illinois. It will bring together audiences to share the importance of continuing to move society forward toward acceptance and understanding of all individuals and groups.