Civil Rights leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson is to receive an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Professor Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law, will confer the degree upon Reverend Jackson as part of his keynote event at the Festival. Audiences will have the chance to hear him speak about his life of campaigning for black rights.
The event is to be hosted in association with the University's Global Justice Academy, of which Professor Bell is Director.
The event is sold out.