Jesse Louis Jackson is Our Civil Rights Icon

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Jackson modified the best way that African American individuals noticed us politically. Earlier than him, we thought we couldn't make a distinction. Due to him, we all know that we will. Earlier than him, we didn't consider, in his phrases, that “the palms that picked peaches might decide Presidents.” By Julianne Malveaux Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson turns 77 on October eight, 2018. No one has led a much less storied life. He first took a public stand for civil rights when he was only a child trying to make use of the library in his hometown of Greenville, S.C. His activism introduced him to the...

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