US civil rights campaigner Reverend Jesse Jackson today made a poignant visit to the grave of Sinn Féin leader, Martin McGuinness.
Rev. Jackson was joined by Mr. McGuinness’ widow, Bernie, as he laid a wreath at the former deputy First Minister’s grave.
Sinn Fein MLA Karen Mullan, who was among those at the City Cemetery, said: “It was a great honour to welcome the Rev. Jesse Jackson to Derry today as he laid a wreath at the grave of Martin McGuinness, accompanied by Martin’s wife, Bernie, and daughter, Fionnuala.
“Rev. Jackson has played a significant role in the development of the peace process here in Ireland, but has also served as a voice for oppressed people throughout the world.
“He paid a very warm tribute to Martin McGuinness comparing his legacy to that of Dr. Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela and his kind words were very much appreciated.”