Independent news has never been so important.

Did you know that you can get Democracy Now! delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Vows Confrontation over Expelled Students

HeadlineNov 16, 1999

The Rev. Jesse Jackson vowed to force a confrontation after school officials in Decatur, Illinois, refused to reconsider the expulsions of six students involved in a brawl at a football game. At a church rally that drew about 400 people last night, nearly everyone, including the students involved, stood when Jackson asked who was willing to be arrested at Eisenhower High School. Jackson threatened to cross police lines today if the school board doesn’t agree to let the students return to regular school in January, providing they maintain good grades and behavior in alternative school.

The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation