Rev. Jesse Jackson Encourages Tulsa Students To Study Hard

Friday, August 24th 2012, 11:09 am
By: News On 6

Rev. Jesse Jackson was in Tulsa Friday morning speaking to students at Tulsa Public School's Central High School.

Friday's Tulsa visit follows a stop in Stillwater Thursday evening where he spoke before a packed church about former Oklahoma State University basketball player Darrell Williams.

Williams was convicted in July on three counts of sex crimes, but Jackson and Williams supporters insist he is innocent.

A Payne County jury is recommending 2 years in prison. Jackson raised money and called for a Stillwater chapter for his Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Jackson says he talked with Tulsa students about the importance of being in school, studying and making grades a priority.  He also talked about the equality of all races and how we are a better, more powerful and interesting nation with our diversity

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