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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson Jesse Jackson (born in 1941) was an American Democrat politician, campaigner for minority rights.

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He contested his party's 1984 and 1988 presidential nominations in an effort to increase voter registration and to put black issues on the national agenda. He is a notable public speaker.

Born in North Carolina and educated in Chicago, Jackson emerged as a powerful Baptist preacher and black activist politician, working first with the civil-rights leader Martin Luther King, then on building the political machine that gave Chicago a black mayor in 1983.

He sought to construct what he called a rainbow coalition, comprising ethnic-minority and socially deprived groups. He took the lead in successfully campaigning for US disinvestment in South Africa in 1986.

Why is Jesse Jackson famous?

Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister.

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Malcolm X
Save the Children
Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip
In Remembrance of Martin
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American Dream
Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones
Malcolm X
The Last Party
Hank Aaron: Chasing the Dream
Last Party 2000
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See How They Run
Tupac Shakur: Before I Wake...
Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony
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JESSE JACKSON makes crude remarks about OBAMA on Fox News


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Category: Politicians  - ( Politicians Archive)

Date Added: 03 May '12

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