My name is Reverend Jesse Jackson and I was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. I graduated college at the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. After I finished college, I was involved in the civil rights movement and marched along side Martin Luther King Jr. I later joined the Southern Christian leadership Conference (SCLC). On April 4, 1968, the King was assassinated and the blame went to the SCLC and I was later suspended from the organization. In 1971, I was the founder of operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) which is an organization that helps the black community. In 1984, I also founded the National rainbow Coalition which sought equal rights to blacks, women, and homosexual. The 190's were not very good when it comes to whites and coloreds. There were signs for restrooms and water fountains for whites and colors. Segregation was important back then.

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Jesse Jackson believes we can change.

Jesse Jackson believes we can change.


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Jesse Jackson along side President Obama.





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Racial signs for white people only.