Jackson was on campus for a meeting with the head of Howard University. Wayne AI Frederick and students to address students’ concerns about living conditions in their residential halls when he was injured, the coalition said in a statement.
“When Rev. Jackson entered the campus building, he fell and hit himself in the head. His staff took him to Howard University Hospital, where they performed various examinations, including CT. The results returned to normal. However, hospital officials decided to keep Rev. Jackson overnight for observation, ”said the civil rights organization founded by Jackson.
Monday’s incident is the latest in 80-year-old Jackson’s recent health problems.
Since mid-October, students at Howard University have been protesting against what they say are substandard living conditions such as mold, mice and cockroaches in dormitories.
Martin Luther King III, eldest son of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and NAACP President Derrick Johnson were among those who praised the students for the measure.
Frederick urged students to stop occupying the university center, saying they hinder “business and access to basic services” and create health and safety risks.
The university worked with housing partners to ensure that all maintenance tickets were processed quickly, he said.