Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson is a notable civil rights activist, Baptist minister, one-time Democratic presidential candidate (1994) and father of Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. In the 1960s Jackson participated in the civil rights movement, marching alongside Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and serving as national director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the steering organization for the civil rights protests. After falling out with the leadership of the SCLC, Jackson founded Operation Push (later Rainbow/Push) to help further rights of underserved communities.  An international operator, Jackson has negotiated the release of Americans held captive in Cuba, Iraq and Syria.

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Protesters Take to City Hall, Claim Cover Up in Laquan McDonald's Death

Cops deny erasing video footage, Rev. Jesse Jackson calls for resignations and a Justice Department investigation.

Helen Burns Jackson, Mother of Jesse Jackson, Dies at 92

Civil rights leader's mom was "an incredible woman blessed with a long life."

Jesse Jackson Disapproves of Daughter's Rap Dreams

Ashley Jackson wants to be a "Fleek Master," dad thinks she should focus on school.
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