Jesse Jackson Leicester visit

Civil rights campaigner, Rev Jesse Jackson, is visiting the open space in Troon Way, as it is being renamed the 'Jesse Jackson Park'.

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Civil rights campaigner opens new Leicester park

Jesse Jackson (left) meets Keith Vaz MP Credit: ITV News Central

Civil rights campaigner, Rev Jesse Jackson, has met with MP Keith Vaz in Leicester, to open a new park.

The 'Jesse Jackson Park' has been named after the leader, 50 years after Martin Luther King's 'I have a Dream' speech.

The duo speak to the gathered crowd at the park opening Credit: ITV News Central

The new park and walking trail now joins Nelson Mandela Park, on Welford Road, and the Mahatma Gandhi statue, on Belgrave Road, in commemorating the lives and works of some of the key figures in the civil rights movement.

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