Who is Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American political activist, Baptist minister, and politician. 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 hosted Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000.

Early life and education

Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns (1924–2015), a 16-year-old high school student, and her 33-year-old married neighbor, Noah Louis Robinson (1908–1997). His ancestry includes Cherokee, enslaved African-Americans, I...
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Dannydripmarino: he’s never lost your patriots with austin jackson and jesse davis as his tackles. try again.
Mmerighteouss: william o’neal jesse jackson al sharpton barack obama all the same people don’t let it go over your head
Nookyelur: 5/ 'people also do not realize that it was fred hampton who started the rainbow coalition in chicago and that jesse jackson later co-opted that term. hampton brought together the appalachian community, the black community, the puerto rican community and others.'
Brandon4chicago: on the shoulders of giants like fred hampton, the rev. jesse jackson sr., harold washington and karen lewis, we challenged tyrannical structures. through their eyes, we saw the humanity in our neighbors. and when we did, we saw that our true liberation is through one another.
Realpaulanthony: it all started when i met dr.candice mathews at a n.y. stock exchange event with rev.jesse jackson. 'thank you leader lioness'.
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge Poem
This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison
 by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

[Addressed to Charles Lamb, of the India House, London]

In the June of 1797 some long-expected friends paid a visit
to the author's cottage; and on the morning of their arrival,
he met with an accident, which disabled him from walking
during the whole time of their stay. One evening, when they
had left him for a few hours, he composed the following
lines in the garden-bower.
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