On November 17, 2017 Rev. Jesse Jackson revealed that he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. In a statement he said, "I will continue to try to instill hope in the hopeless, expand our democracy to the disenfranchised and free innocent prisoners around the world," he added, "I steadfastly affirm that I would rather wear out than rust out."
The student newspaper at Georgetown University, THE GEORGETOWN VOICE, reported on an event hosted by the Berkley Center on Civil Rights.
Austin Corona described the presentation by Ken Bedell and the discussion that followed.
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Ken Bedell's Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism is a roadmap to understanding racism and its affect and influence on civil rights efforts and policy makers during the 1960s and beyond.