The Rise and Fall of Jesse Jackson Jr.

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  • He Could Have Had It All
  • A Star Is Born
  • In Hindsight
  • Finding His Way
  • A Witness to History
  • Center Stage
  • A Higher Calling
  • Power Couple
  • A Familiar Path
  • Century Club
  • First Time's the Charm
  • Early Brush With Controversy
  • That Wasn't All
  • A Capitol Mark
  • A Bit on the Side
  • Downhill
  • Pay to Play?
  • Disappearing Act
  • Under Investigation
  • Resignation
  • Jailhouse Blues

A Star Is Born

Jackson was born the same year that President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act of 1965. He reportedly delivered his first political speech at the tender age of five.


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