Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born Jesse Louis Burns; October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson was also the host of Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN 1992-2000.

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Famous quotes by jesse jackson:

    My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)

    I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)

    Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)

    When we’re unemployed, we’re called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it’s called a depression.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)

    A cheque or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941)