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May 20, 2013

Jesse Jackson’s ties to Africa pay off

Pretoria, South Africa (NNPA) – When South Africa President Jacob Zuma recently presented Jesse Jackson with the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award – the highest honor a non-citizen of the country can receive – he cited the human rights icon's "excellent contribution to the fight against apartheid."

While it represented a personal honor for Jackson, it symbolized the understated – and often underappreciated –role Jesse Jackson and other African Americans have played in bringing minority-ruled White South Africa to its knees.

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