>> Long time civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson revealing Friday he has Parkinson's Disease. A slow moving ailment that progressively gets worse, and can ultimately end up totally restricting mobility. Jackson, who was part of Reverend Martin Luther King's inner circle when he was assassinated in 1968, says he sought medical advice after noticing increasing difficulties in performing routine tasks.
He's run twice for the White House on the Democratic line, but has since faded from the political spotlight, continuing to focus on civil rights issues like making Wall Street firms more racially diverse.>> Early signs can be subtle, a tremor in your hand, stiffness in your body, short shuffling steps when you walk.
Know the signs.>> Parkinson's is a neurological disease striking 60,000 Americans a year, and up to ten million worldwide, but its progression can be slowed through medicine. Jackson, who is 76, says he plans to become an advocate for finding a cure for a disease that quote, bested my father.