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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News: Soul Train Revolutionized Black TV

The history behind Soul Train. (4/22/2014)

Let's Stay Together: Blanche Taylor’s Still Got the Political Fever

Exclusive: She can’t stop, won’t stop. (4/8/2014)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Is Now Serving His Time at an Alabama Prison Facility

Jesse Jackson Jr. requested a transfer from Butner, North Carolina, to a Montgomery, Alabama, prison camp.

Jesse Jackson to Bring Attention to Lack of Diversity in Technology Field

Jesse Jackson is calling attention to the lack of diversity in technology Wednesday by leading a delegation at a Hewlett-Packard's annual shareholders meeting.

Tweet Sheet: Celeb Reactions to Michael Dunn Trial

Dunn found not guilty of murder for Jordan Davis' death.

This Day in Black History: Feb. 4, 1973

"Wattstax," the documentary of “Black Woodstock,” was released on Feb. 4, 1973.
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