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Hyundai Motor America Partners With NAACP, Rainbow Push Coalition, And Temple of Deliverance COGIC To Present “The Dream Lives” Program Honoring The 50th Anniversary Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassination

(L-R) Dr. Alvin O'Neal, Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bishop Henry Williamson at "The Dream Lives" program presented by Hyundai (PRNewsfoto/Hyundai Motor America)


FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Hyundai Motor America, in partnership with the NAACP, Rainbow Push Coalition and Temple of Deliverance COGIC hosted “The Dream Lives” program to pay homage to the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Local officials, influencers and the community came together for an evening of reflection and entertainment to celebrate Dr. King during the MLK50 activities. The program was hosted by radio personality Stan Bell (V101), with special guest Rev. Jesse Jackson, international recording artist and multi-grammy award winner, Michelle Williams, and performances by the TOD choir, Josh Bracy and Power Anointed Praise held at the Temple of Deliverance Church.

“We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are honored to be a part of the MLK50 activities in Memphis, TN.,” said Zafar Brooks, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America. “The life and legacy of Dr. King continue to inspire us.  He believed that we are stronger together and we at Hyundai stand in support to bring the communities in which we live and work together.”

The NAACP and its members participated in several events throughout the week including “The Dream Lives” joined by NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson.

“As we chart the course of the future, it is still important to recognize the pivotal moments that have shifted the course of history in America,” says Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “We are excited to join Hyundai in celebrating the iconic leaders of the Civil Rights movement and preserving the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King for generations to come.”

The special guest of speakers included: Bishop Charles M. Blake Sr., Presiding Bishop of COGIC; Rep. Steve Cohen, U.S. Congressman; Bishop Milton Hawkins, Temple of Deliverance, COGIC; Dr. Alvin O’Neal Jackson, Senior Pastor, Park Avenue Christian Church; Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Rainbow PUSH; Mr. Derrick Johnson, President and CEO, NAACP; Ms. Tiffany Loftin, NAACP Youth and College Director; Mrs. Louise Patterson, Evangelist; Dr. Gina Stewart, Christ Missionary Baptist Church; Bishop Henry M. Williamson, Sr., 52nd; and Bishop Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

Hyundai Motor America

Hyundai Motor America is focused on delivering an outstanding customer experience grounded in design leadership, engineering excellence and exceptional value in every vehicle we sell. Hyundai’s technology-rich product lineup of cars, SUVs and alternative-powered electric and fuel cell vehicles is backed by Hyundai Assurance—our promise to deliver peace of mind to our customers. Hyundai vehicles are sold and serviced through more than 830 dealerships nationwide and the majority sold in the U.S. are built at U.S. manufacturing facilities, including Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama. Hyundai Motor America is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, and is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company of Korea.

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