Jackson, Jesse Louis

Born: 1941 AD
Currently alive, at 73 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Politicial Adviser


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

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