Jesse Jackson Fast Facts

Here’s a look at the life of civil rights activist and clergyman Jesse Jackson.


Geboortedatum: Oktober 8, 1941
Geboorteplek: Greenville, Suid Carolina
    Geboorte naam: Jesse Louis Burns
    Vader: Noah Robinson, cotton grader
    Ma: Helen (Brandwonde) Jackson, hairdresser
    Huwelik: Jacqueline Lavinia (Bruin) Jackson (Desember 31, 1962-aanwesig is)
    Kinders: with Karin Stanford: Ashley (Mei 1999); with Jacqueline: Jacqueline Jackson (September 2, 1975); Yusef (September 26, 1970); Jonathan (Januarie 7, 1966); Jesse Jr. (Maart 11, 1965); Santita (Julie 16, 1963)
    Onderwys: North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, 1964, B.A. – Sociology; Chicago Theological Seminary, 2000, M.Div.
    Religion: Baptist

    Ander feite

    Ran for president twice but has never held elected office.
    After high school graduation, Jackson received an offer from the Chicago White Sox and a football scholarship from the University of Illinois. He chose the football scholarship but later transferred to North Carolina A&T State University.
    Jackson’s son Jesse Jr. is a former US congressman who represented Illinois’ 2nd District.


    1943 – Jackson’s mother marries Charles Henry Jackson. He formally adopts Jesse in 1957.
    Julie 17, 1960 – Jackson begins his civil rights activism when he and seven others enter thewhites onlypublic library in Greenville County, Suid Carolina. They are subsequently arrested and jailed. A lawyer files suit on their behalf and two months later the library system abandons formal segregation of its downtown library.
    1965 – Participates in civil rights demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, met Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).
    1966 – Is chosen by King to head the Chicago branch of Operation Breadbasket, an organization that strives to improve the economic condition of black communities across the nation. A year later he is appointed national director of Operation Breadbasket.
    1968Is ordained a Baptist minister.
    Desember 1971 – Resigns from the SCLC and forms Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) in Chicago.
    1971-1986 – Executive director of operation for PUSH.
    November 3, 1983 Formally announces his candidacy for the 1984 Demokratiese presidensiële benoeming.
    1984 – Secures the release of 48 Cuban and Cuban-American prisoners held in Kuba and of Navy Lieutenant Robert Goodman, an African-American pilot held hostage in Sirië.
    April 17, 1986 – Founds the National Rainbow Coalition, a national social justice organization in Washington, DC.
    Oktober 10, 1987 Formally announces his candidacy for the 1988 Presidential election.
    1992-2000Gashere “Both Sides with Jesse Jackson” op CNN.
    September 1996 – Operation Push and the Rainbow Coalition merge to form Rainbow/Operation Push.
    Mei 1, 1999 – Successfully negotiates with Slobodan Milosevic for the release of three US soldiers who had been held in Yugoslavia for more than a month.
    Augustus 9, 2000 – Ontvang die presidensiële medalje van vryheid van President Bill Clinton.
    Januarie 18, 2001Publicly acknowledges he fathered a daughter out of wedlock in 1999 with Karin Stanford, the former head of Rainbow/PUSH’s Washington bureau.
    Julie 9, 2008 – Apologizes for disparaging comments he made on July 6 about presidential candidate Barack Obama while on a break during an interview with Fox News. Jackson says he was unaware his microphone was still on.
    September 2012 – Two Americans serving prison sentences for treason in Gambia are allowed to return to the United States after Jackson makes a face-to-face appeal to President Yahya Jammeh for their release.
    Oktober 2013 – Following public pleas from Jackson, Colombia’s FARC guerrillas release Kevin Scott Sutay, who had been captured by FARC guerrillas on June 20, while he was backpacking through Colombia.
    Augustus 19, 2014 – Writes an op-ed for USA Today, There’s a ‘FergusonNear You,” commenting on the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, by local police. Brown’s death sparked protests and a national debate surrounding controversial police encounters.
    November 17, 2017 – Announces he has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.
    Julie 12, 2019 – Pens a letter aan President Donald Trump urging him to grant a full pardon of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich.
      Maart 8, 2020 – Endorses Sy. Bernie Sanders vir die Demokratiese presidensiële benoeming.




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