Rev. Jesse Jackson cancels appearance at weekend Bristol, VA, event

Rev. Jesse Jackson- AP Graphics

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) – The Rev. Jesse Jackson has canceled his scheduled appearance at an event in Bristol, Va., this weekend, according to city police.

Calvin Sneed, an organizer of The Great Golden Gathering 2015, said late last week that Jackson and Gloria Sweet-Love, president of the Tennessee NAACP, would be attending the event– to be held at the Bristol Holiday Inn- Bristol Conference Center, 3005 Linden Ave.

The Great Golden Gathering will be a reunion of graduates of 15 African American schools from across the region.

Bristol police said due to unfortunate circumstances, Jackson would not be attending the event.

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