By Todd R. Hansen
Jimmie Jackson was in his early teens when he had the “profound experience” of meeting the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
“He was a person who I thought had a halo around him, an aura around him,” Jackson said Monday in a phone interview from the 26th annual MLK March in Vallejo.
The president of the Vallejo branch of the NAACP, and a Memphis native, Jackson said he grew up in a time of community segregation, but at a time when those who were segregated were told by King and others that if they wanted to be part of society, they would have to work for it.