Reverand Jesse Jackson


CHICAGO (AP) - Protests over the videotaped fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer are set to move to the heart of the city's famed retail district on the busiest shopping day of the year.

A protest march down part of Michigan Avenue called the Magnificent Mile is planned for Friday at 11 a.m. It is being organized by the Rev. Jesse Jackson and other local activists.

Helen Burns Jackson dies at 92

Sep 8, 2015

Helen Burns Jackson, the mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, has died. She was 92. The Rev. Jesse Jackson says his mother died Monday morning in her longtime hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. He says she had been in failing health for some time. Jackson described his mother as a talented musician and an active member of her church and community. He says she was a big inspiration for much of his community activism. Jackson says his mother had two scholarships to attend college, but when she became pregnant with him, she chose not to go.

Reverand Jesse Jackson speaks about son

Nov 8, 2013

The Reverend Jesse Jackson says he has not visited since his son reported to federal prison late last month. Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is serving two-and-a-half years in North Carolina. He was convicted of corruption for spending 750-thousand dollars of his campaign fund on personal spoils.