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Jesse Jackson leads humanitarian peace mission to Middle East - Democratic Underground

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Jesse Jackson - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.

Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina to Helen Burns, a 16-year-old high school student, and her 33-year-old married neighbor, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer who was an employee of a textile brokerage and a well-known figure in the black community.[1][2][3] One year after Jesse's birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson, a post office maintenance worker who would later adopt Jesse[1][2] Jesse went on to take the surname of his stepfather, but also maintained a close relationship with Robinson over the years, and considered both men to be his father.[1][2]

As a young child, Jackson was taunted by the other children regarding his out-of-wedlock birth, and has said these experiences helped motivate him to succeed.[1][2] Living under Jim Crow segregation laws, Jackson was taught to go to the back of the bus and use separate water fountains – practices he accepted until the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955.[2] He attended the racially segregated Sterling High School in Greenville, where he was elected student class president, finished tenth in his class, and earned letters in baseball, football and basketball.[4]

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Reverend Jesse Jackson Recognizes UNITED SIKHS with Humanitarian Award for Social Justice – October 2012

Reverend Jesse Jackson Recognizes UNITED SIKHS with Humanitarian Award for Social Justice – October 2012 | Modern MLK Scoop.it | Scoop.it
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Los Angeles, USA: Reverend Jesse Jackson from the Rainbow PUSH coalition recognizes UNITED SIKHS with a Humanitarian Award for its remarkable work in...
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Jesse Jackson Proposes Creation of a New Lender

Jesse Jackson Proposes Creation of a New Lender | Modern MLK Scoop.it | Scoop.it
At a three-day conference, the Rev. Jesse Jackson discussed a proposal to use pension money to make loans in low-income communities.
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