NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — There was a special birthday celebration in Harlem honoring Rev. Jesse Jackson on Friday night.

The civil rights leader and social justice icon turned 80 years old. He has dedicated his life and career to activism.

Dozens of people, including local leaders, gathered at the National Action Network headquarters to salute Jackson’s historic work.

Jackson recovered from COVID-19 in September. His family, friends and colleagues say he is not slowing down.

CBSNewYork Team