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Social activist Parker-Weaver suffers stroke

At Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, social activist Stephanie Parker-Weaver addressed the council and asked them to continue to support her non-profit group The Rebirth Alliance, which she says may be her swan song. At Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, social activist Stephanie Parker-Weaver addressed the council and asked them to continue to support her non-profit group The Rebirth Alliance, which she says may be her swan song.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

At Tuesday's Jackson City Council meeting, social activist Stephanie Parker-Weaver addressed the council and asked them to continue to support her non-profit group The Rebirth Alliance, which she says may be her swan song.

In late April, Parker-Weaver suffered a stroke, which has slowed her speech and limited her physical ability. She is best known for winning an eminent domain battle for black land owners in Canton against Nissan North America in 2002. The 50-year-old has continued to work in the area of human rights, and she's also a survivor of Her-2 breast cancer, which is a very aggressive form of the disease.

"The doctors this time have truly said, this is it. My heart is too weak to even undergo anesthesia to change the batteries in my pacemaker, my defibrillator," she told council members, thanking each one of them, and Mayor Harvey Johnson, for supporting her human rights efforts.

Parker-Weaver also gave the city gift cards for gas to give to cancer patients to help them get back and forth to medical appointments.

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