A prominent figure in the modern American civil rights movement preached Sunday at a north Minneapolis church.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, who marched with Martin Luther King Jr. and later ran for president, was the guest preacher at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2507 Bryant Avenue N.
Jackson, 76, disclosed in November that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease. In a letter to supporters, he said family and friends noticed a change three years ago, and he could no longer ignore symptoms of the chronic neurological disorder that causes movement difficulties.
It was unclear how his treatment would affect his leadership of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, the Chicago-based civil rights group he founded more than two decades ago. Jackson has remained active in his advocacy and travels.
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