The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be the featured speaker at a rally today on the Southern University - New Orleans campus to oppose a proposed merger between SUNO and the University of New Orleans, according to The TImes-Picayune. Jackson will be joined by seven SUNO student plaintiffs who filed a lawsuit against the state and the Board of Regents against the proposed merger.

Jackson was in Baton Rouge Sunday to speak to the congregation at Living Faith Christian Center Church, according to The Advocate, calling the controversial merger idea an example of modern racial inequality. The rally in Baton Rouge was attended by Southern University alumni, students and a handful of local and state officials.

The Board of Regents is scheduled to receive a feasibility report on the merger Monday.

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