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Rev. Jesse Jackson hospitalized after fall at Howard University


Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Rev. Jesse Jackson was hospitalized Monday after falling during a visit to Howard University, in support of students protesting living conditions on the Washington campus, according to a spokesman.

Jesse is 80-years-old, and was meeting with Howard President Wayne A.I. Frederick and other administrators when he “sustained an injury upon entering” a campus building, and was then “taken to a hospital the school said.

Mr.Jackson was entering a campus building when he fell and hit his head, Frank Watkins, a spokesman for Jackson, told The Washington Post. He was taken to Howard University Hospital where he underwent a series of tests, including a CT scan, which came back normal. He was kept overnight for observation, Watkins said.

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