Jesse Louis Jackson Essay

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Jesse Louis Jackson


Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson


Jesse Louis Jackson is one of America's foremost political figures. Over the past three
decades he has played a major role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace,
civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. Jackson has been called
the "conscience of the nation" and "the great unifier." He is the best-known living
American leader in the United States.


Jesse Louis Jackson was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. A woman who
did other people's laundry brought him into this world. The father was her married next
door neighbor. Needless to say, Rev. Jackson wasn't dealt the best hand. But, he overcame
the obstacles of a lower middle class family; even though his family was criticized,
Jackson is now a national figure. In 1957, his stepfather, a postal worker, adopted him as
his own son.


Reverend Jackson finished tenth in his high school class and was awarded a football
scholarship to the University of Illinois. Later, he left U. I. And enrolled in North
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