American civil rights activist Rev Jesse Jackson has met relatives of some of the victims of the Troubles as part of a two-day visit to Northern Ireland.

The Baptist minister is attending a series of engagements in Belfast and Derry.

'Relatives for Justice' - a survivors' group which offers support to both loyalist and nationalist communities - presented Rev Jackson with a commemorative quilt remembering lives lost to violence.

Jesse Jackson was an aide to Dr Martin Luther King, and was with him the day he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee in April 1968. The veteran civil rights activist also ran for the US Democratic presidential nomination in the 1980s.

This is the reverend's second visit to Belfast.

He met amateur boxers at the city's oldest boxing club, St George's this evening and will be in Derry tomorrow for a series of engagements organised by the Pat Finucane Centre and the Bloody Sunday Trust.