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Jackson, Jesse Louis

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 77 years of age.
3.1 (62.78%) 36 votes

US activist, black civil rights leader, Baptist clergyman, and Democratic politician


national director of Operation Breadbasket 1967-1971


ordained Baptist minister 1968


founded Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) 1971


president of Operation PUSH 1971-1986


candidate for Democratic presidential nomination 1984, 1988


founded National Rainbow Coalition 1986


Spingarn Medal 1989


wrote "Legal Lynching: Racism, Injustice and the Death Penalty" 1996


negotiated release of three US soldiers captured by Serb forces 1999

3.1 (62.78%) 36 votes