Rev. Jesse Jackson holds rally in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Rev. Jesse Jackson, a Greenville native, worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the civil rights movement and was one of  the last people to see him alive.

Rev. Jackson is holding a rally at the Longshoreman's Hall in Charleston Monday night to continue to fight what he calls social injustices in the world today.

Rev. Jackson is expected to talk about not only social injustices, but poverty and other issues.

"Dr. King is the founding father, the architect of the new south," Rev. Jackson said before the rally. "Because of his work we all now have the right to vote."

The rally is significant because it is on the same day as one of the Republican primary debates and it's the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Jackson's Rainbow Push coalition is expected to announce a 10-point plan to make the South better.

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