Just before he was assassinated, Dr. King convened a multi-religious, multi-racial group for a Washington, D.C., march to force Congress to change its prioritiesJackson to lead voting rights marches Apr 04, 2005
The administration is up to its neck in involvement in the corporate corrupted culturePUSH: Civil rights must be defended Jul 22, 2002
We can't on the one hand raise objections about what happened in Florida and turn around and ignore what's taking place in ChicagoUPI's Capital Comment for Jan. 23, 2002 Jan 23, 2002
Jackson in 1983
Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born 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 "shadow senator" for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. According to an AP-AOL "Black Voices" poll in February 2006, Jackson was voted "the most important black leader" with 15% of the vote.
Jackson was born Jesse Louis Burns in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns. Helen Burns was a 16-year old single mother when he was born. His biological father, Noah Louis Robinson, a former professional boxer and a prominent figure in the black community, was married to another woman when Jesse was born. He was not involved in his son's life. In 1943, two years after Jesse's birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson, who would adopt Jesse 14 years later. Jesse went on to take the surname of his stepfather.