Who is Jesse Jackson?

  • (noun): United States civil rights leader who led a national anti-discrimination campaign and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941).
    Synonyms: Jackson, Jesse Louis 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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1942) is an African-American journalist and author of a notable biography of Jesse Jackson, Jesse Jackson, the Man, the Myth, and the Movement ... While at the Tribune she covered Jesse Jackson, with whom she at first had a close friendship ... Later her relationship with Jackson took a more journalistic and professional tone, and she published the controversial and sometimes critical biography, which ...
Jesse Jackson - Personal Life
... Jackson married Jacqueline Lavinia Brown (born 1944) on, December 31, 1962, and they had five children Santita (1963), Jesse Jr ... Jackson's younger brother, Chuck Jackson, was a singer with the vocal group The Independents ... On Memorial Day, May 25, 1987, Jesse was made a Master Mason on Sight by Grand Master Senter of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Illinois thereby making him a Prince Hall ...
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... Jackson's aldermanic career began inauspiciously when she complained to the Chicago Sun-Times, one of Chicago's major daily newspapers, that she was ... At the time, Jackson was considered by one local political writer as the most closely watched of the nine newly elected aldermen that were sworn in on May 21, 2007 and by another as the ... In the fall of 2007, Jackson along with several other African-American alderman took issue with the allotment of contracts on the O'Hare Airport runway expansion project because African-American firms were only ...

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