Jesse Jackson attending Walter Scott events Thursday and Friday

The Rev. Jesse Jackson, shown during a 2003 speech at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, will be at two events Thursday and Friday related to the recent killing of an unarmed black man by a North Charleston police officer.

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be in Charleston and North Charleston on Thursday and Friday for events tied to the recent shooting death of motorist Walter Scott.

The civil rights leader was invited to visit Charleston by Democratic state Rep. Wendell Gilliard.

Jackson’s schedule includes a 5 p.m. rally Thursday at the International Longshoremen’s Association Hall on Morrison Drive in Charleston.

The event is open to the public.

“It will be a opportunity for prayer for everybody, but especially the Scott family,” Gilliard said Wednesday.

Scott was shot and killed as he fled from North Charleston police officer Michael Slager earlier this month. Slager has been fired and charged with murder.

On Friday, Jackson will attend a meeting on body cameras for police officers to be held at 1 p.m. at North Charleston City Hall.

Gilliard has invited representatives of manufacturers and sellers of body cameras to demonstrate their products at the session.

Jackson is founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition. He grew up in Greenville.

His last visit to Charleston was in January 2012 when he led a rally on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as part of a statewide series of events meant to call attention to social injustice and poverty.

Reach Schuyler Kropf at 937-5551.