Monday, January 11, 2016

Martin Luther King Celebration Speaker--Rev. Dr. Isaic Jackson, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. Isaic Jackson, Jr. is the speaker for the NAACP's annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration. Rev. Isaic will address this years' theme " Pursuing Liberty in The Face of Injustice". The event will take place at the Winston County Court House, after the parade, on Saturday, January 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. We must never forget the life and legacy of Dr. King who was a true 'drum major' for justice, peace and righteousness. He fought and died to overturn Jim Crow segregation laws, eliminate social and economic differences between Blacks and Whites.

Reverend Isiac Jackson, Jr. began his formal education at Rogers High School in Canton, Mississippi, receiving his high school diploma in 1965. He attended Prentiss Junior College for two years and completed his undergraduate education at Alcorn State University where he attained a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Elementary Education in 1973. 

Before becoming a Minister of the Gospel, Rev. Jackson taught in the Canton Public School System for years. Other experience consists of working as Supervisor I, Madison County Food Stamp Office; Instructor at the Mississippi Baptist Seminary Extension and served for one year as Justice Court Judge, in Canton, Mississippi; Drug Coordinator for Canton Public School System; Moderator in the Madison Baptist Association; Executive Secretary of the General Missionary Baptist Convention of Mississippi, Inc., served as President of the Mississippi Baptist Seminary and was elected President of the General Missionary Baptist State Convention of Mississippi, Inc. in the July 2010 session.

Reverend Jackson is the Pastor of Liberty Missionary Baptist Church in Canton, MS. He is married to Ora Jackson and they have three children: Michal, Ghika (George), and Isiac, III.