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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA Correspondent 

Rev. Jesse Jackson Speaks About His and Wife's Covid Diagnosis

 

August 26, 2021

Rev. Jessie Jackson and his wife test positive for COVID-19

While he and his wife remain hospitalized in a Chicago hospital after positive Covid tests, the Rev. Jesse Jackson told the Black Press that he remains vigilant in fighting for freedom, justice, and equality.

In an exclusive telephone conversation from his hospital bed on Sunday, August 22, the renowned civil rights leader expressed his ongoing support for vaccinations while explaining why his wife, Jacqueline, had not received the vaccine.

"I have had both my shots," Rev. Jackson said in the telephone call from Northwestern Memorial Hospital. "My wife did not receive the vaccine because...



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