Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist and minister whose work has spanned decades, from the struggle for votings rights through the election of President Barack Obama. He founded Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity) and organized the Rainbow Coalition. He ran for president in 1984 and 1988. Jackson was interviewed by Professors John Hope Franklin, William Chafe, and Raymond Gavins on March 9, 1993. In this interview, they discuss Jackson’s entry into activism in North Carolina, his relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and his presidential campaigns. The interview was transcribed and annotated by Mary Coyne.

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