PUSH Coca-Cola Boycott of 1987 | Jesse Jackson

On August 11, 1987 Jesse Jackson and his organization PUSH (People United To Save Humanity) ended its boycott with Coca-Cola.

The Cause

Jesse Jackson and his coalition started the boycott against Coca-Cola due to lack of black presentation on their staff and no support towards black owned businesses. 

The Impact

The boycott named “National Withdrawal of Enthusiasm” ended after Coca Cola agreed to invest nearly 30 million in black owned businesses, in addition to adding more black employees.


Operation PUSH Boycotts: Black America Web

Accord Ends Boycott: New York Times

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