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Jesse Jackson to visit GSU

3 years 6 months 3 weeks ago October 29, 2013 Oct 29, 2013 Tuesday, October 29 2013 October 29, 2013 1:08 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

GRAMBLING- He's fought for civil rights and negotiated freedom for hostages, but can Jesse Jackson close the rift between students and the administration at Grambling State University?

School leaders say that Jackson will come to the campus to help promote a period of healing.

The school's been in the national spotlight since players staged a boycott over conditions and the firing of coach Doug Williams.

That protest 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 occur before next month's Bayou Classic game in New Orleans.

Grambling State and Southern University meet for the matchup's 40th anniversary on November 30.

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