Rev. Jesse Jackson was released from hospital after being treated for a fall at Howard University
According to the statement, Jackson had been meeting with Howard University President Wayne AI Frederick and students about their complaints about rodents, mold and flooding in their dormitories when it fell on Monday.
Jackson said he wanted to return to campus to continue negotiations.
“After bringing the students and school management together, Rev. Jackson said that much progress was made yesterday and that he will return today to help resolve their differences,” the statement said.
Jackson’s medical tests, including a CT scan, which came back normal. He was held overnight for observation.
Monday’s incident marks the latest in recent health concerns for the 80-year-old Jackson.
Howard University students have been protesting against the allegedly inferior living conditions since mid-October.
Martin Luther King III, the eldest son of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and NAACP President Derrick Johnson are among those who commended the students for their action.
Frederick wrote that he was still ready to meet with students “as soon as the building is vacated”. He also said he would announce his state of the university address – which had been delayed from homecoming weekend – this Friday and he would then meet with student leaders and alumni.