Reverend Jesse Jackson has officially endorsed Senator Bernie Sanders for president.
The civil rights leader says, "With the exception of Native Americans, African Americans are the people who are most behind socially and economically in the United States and our needs are not moderate. A people far behind cannot catch up choosing the most moderate path. The most progressive social and economic path gives us the best chance to catch up and Senator Bernie Sanders represents the most progressive path. That's why I choose to endorse him."
Illinois will hold its Democratic primary on Tuesday, March 17th.
Senator Bernie Sanders calls Rev. Jackson "one of the great civil rights leaders in our country" and says that he is proud to have his endorsement.