Death of Helen Burns Jackson

September 7, 2015
Greenville, South Carolina | Age 92

The mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Helen Burns Jackson, the mother of civil rights leader Jesse Jackson, has died. She was 92.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson told The Associated Press his mother died Monday morning in her longtime hometown of Greenville, South Carolina. She had been in failing health for some time, he said.
"She was an incredible woman blessed with a long life," Jackson said.
Jackson described his mother as a talented musician, active member of her church and big...

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