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Jesse Jackson to visit Grambling

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He's fought for civil rights and negotiated freedom for hostages, but can Jesse Jackson solve the rift  between students and the administration at Grambling?
School leaders say Jackson will come to the campus to help promote a period of healing.

The school's been in the national's spotlight since players staged a boycott over conditions and the firing of coach Doug Williams.  That boycott included refusing to play at Jackson State's homecoming. The university is considering a lawsuit against Grambling, saying it lost millions because of the cancellation.

Right now, it's not clear when Jackson will visit, but it's expected to take place before next month's Bayou Classic game in New Orleans. Grambling and Southern University meet for the 40th anniversary of match up on November 30.
 

 

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