WEST Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper met civil rights leader Jesse Jackson at an event in the constituency.
The event, organised by the Centre for Local Policy Studies, was held at Edge Hill University in Ormskirk.
"Civil Rights to Equanomics" focused on the relationship between economic justice and race.
Rev Jackson also looked back at the recent historic US elections and the rise of Barack Obama to become the first black president of America.
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