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Jessie Jackson's Son Reflects on Civil Rights Battle at FAMU Convocation

Jessie Jackson's Son Reflects on Civil Rights Battle at FAMU Convocation
Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 13:53:23-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Florida A&M University students and faculty honored a civil rights legend today.

Son of civil rights leader Jessie Jackson, Jonathan Jackson, spoke at FAMU this afternoon about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s remarkable legacy of service and advocacy.

He delivered the convocation in front of several hundred people Friday at the Jake Gaither Gymnasium.

Jackson says there is still unfinished business in the battle for civil rights and that this generation must continue to fight as necessary and carry on the legacy of Dr. King.

One of the areas of concern for Jackson is voter suppression for those who've been arrested but have served their time.

The MLK Convocation marks the kick-off of FAMU's Second Annual "Day of Service", which calls for students, alumni, employees, and supporters from around the world to host service projects in their communities.