JAMESTOWN – Officials with the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown are wrapping up the finishing touches for a very special guest who will be in town later this week. Chief Justice of the United States – John G. Roberts, Jr. – will make an appearance at the Jackson Center this Friday at 10 a.m.
The visit by the Chief Justice comes ten years after the dedication of the Robert H. Jackson Center by Justice Roberts’s immediate predecessor, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist. Chief Justice Roberts will be delivering a speech from the center’s front porch on 4th Street, and the address will be open to the public.
Chief Justice Roberts was born in Buffalo, New York in 1955, the son of Rosemary and John Glover “Jack” Roberts, Sr. His father was a plant manager with Bethlehem Steel. The future Chief Justice lived in Buffalo until he was in fourth grade.
Jackson Center founder and board member Greg Peterson calls Roberts’ visit an important milestone for the Jackson Center, saying it demonstrates not only the Center’s past successes in preserving Justice Jackson’s legacy, but also the continuing role of the Jackson Center in teaching the lessons of Justice Jackson’s life and work to future generations
In Conjunction with the appearance by the Chief Justice, the C-SPAN Bus will be parked outside the Robert H. Jackson Center from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Educators, students and community members attending the event are welcome to board the bus, which is equipped with touchscreen computers that demonstrate the multimedia resources C-SPAN provides and helps students understand how the media affect political viewpoints in America.