Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized at Howard University after the fall

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.

“We can confirm that the believer Jackson was taken to the hospital by a university administrator and later joined by Dr. Wayne Frederick. Our prayers are with the Jackson family,” the university said. he said on Twitter.

Monday’s incident is the latest in 80-year-old Jackson’s recent health problems.

He and his wife, 77-year-old Jacqueline Jackson, were both August hospitalized after a positive test for Covid-19 and fired in early September. Jackson then received physical therapy at a rehab facility for his Parkinson’s disease and was released later that month.
February it was announced that the head of civil rights had undergone successful surgery after hospitalization due to abdominal discomfort.

Student protests

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.

Black leaders have gathered around the students to the historic Black College, who met in sessions to demand that the university address their concerns.
Black leaders unite around Howard University students

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, president of the university, addressed the protests va letter last week of the Howard community.

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.


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