WHYY to Broadcast Live Memorial Service For Reverend Leon Sullivan

Tuesday, May 2 at 2 PM on TV12



Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from WHYY-TV

    PHILADELPHIA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WHYY-TV will broadcast live the
 memorial service and tribute for the Rev. Leon Sullivan on Tuesday, May 1
 beginning at 2 pm.
     WHYY's Tracey Matisak and Bill Fantini will anchor the broadcast from the
 WHYY studios on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.  The program will
 include live "pool" coverage of the service, which will take place at
 First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, as well as interviews
 with friends and associates of Rev. Sullivan from the Philadelphia area.
     The Rev. Jesse Jackson and former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp
 will participate in the service, which is expected to last about two hours.
     Sullivan, a preacher, social activist, business leader and educator, led
 the corporate world to use its power to promote non-violent social change.
 Raised in a Charleston, West Virginia neighborhood, Leon Sullivan became a
 minister and increased an urban Philadelphia congregation from 600 to
 4,000 in five years.  In 1964, he founded Opportunities Industrialization
 Centers (OIC) to provide practical training for Black Americans, and
 later, blacks in other countries.  His commitment to free South Africa of
 its apartheid system led him to develop a code of conduct in 1977 for
 companies operating in South Africa, which became an international
 standard for social responsibility and equal opportunity.  The "Sullivan
 Principles" created a revolution in industrial race relations and became a
 blueprint for ending apartheid.
 
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    PHILADELPHIA, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- WHYY-TV will broadcast live the
 memorial service and tribute for the Rev. Leon Sullivan on Tuesday, May 1
 beginning at 2 pm.
     WHYY's Tracey Matisak and Bill Fantini will anchor the broadcast from the
 WHYY studios on Independence Mall in Philadelphia.  The program will
 include live "pool" coverage of the service, which will take place at
 First Institutional Baptist Church in Phoenix, AZ, as well as interviews
 with friends and associates of Rev. Sullivan from the Philadelphia area.
     The Rev. Jesse Jackson and former vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp
 will participate in the service, which is expected to last about two hours.
     Sullivan, a preacher, social activist, business leader and educator, led
 the corporate world to use its power to promote non-violent social change.
 Raised in a Charleston, West Virginia neighborhood, Leon Sullivan became a
 minister and increased an urban Philadelphia congregation from 600 to
 4,000 in five years.  In 1964, he founded Opportunities Industrialization
 Centers (OIC) to provide practical training for Black Americans, and
 later, blacks in other countries.  His commitment to free South Africa of
 its apartheid system led him to develop a code of conduct in 1977 for
 companies operating in South Africa, which became an international
 standard for social responsibility and equal opportunity.  The "Sullivan
 Principles" created a revolution in industrial race relations and became a
 blueprint for ending apartheid.
 
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