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Rev. Jesse Jackson Hospitalized After Fall at Howard University

HeadlineNov 02, 2021

In Washington, D.C., civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday after he fell and hit his head while visiting Howard University. Jackson had been visiting with students at Howard — one of the nation’s preeminent historically Black universities — who began a sit-in last month to protest terrible housing conditions, including toxic mold, rodents and roaches in campus dormitories. Students took over Howard’s Blackburn University Center and have been camping out in tents since October 12. Before his accident, Jesse Jackson reportedly secured a promise from Howard administrators that students would not be expelled or suspended over their nonviolent protests.

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