Jesse Jackson

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  • Jesse Jackson's birthdate

    Jesse Jackson's birthdate
    Jesse Jackson was born on October 8th, 1941.
  • Attended the University of Illinois

    Attended the University of Illinois
    Attended the University of Illinois
  • Recieving B.A in Soiciology

    Recieving B.A in Soiciology
    Recieved a B.A in sociology.
  • Heading to March

    Heading to March
    Went to Selma, Alabama to go march with Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Moved to Chicago

    Moved to Chicago
    Moved to Chicago to train to become a minister.
  • Became a Minister

    Became a Minister
    Was ordained a baptist minister in 1968
  • Founded a PUSH

    Founded a PUSH
    Founded Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity),
  • Becoming a Spokesman

    Becoming a Spokesman
    Jesse Jackson became theleading national spokesman for African Americans
  • Running for President

    Running for President
    Jesse Jackson ran for president in the 1983-84 election.
  • Established the National Rainbow Coalition

     Established the National Rainbow Coalition
    In 1984 he established the National Rainbow Coalition, which sought equal rights for African Americans, women, and homosexuals.
  • Organizations Merge

    Organizations Merge
    These two organizations merged in 1996 to form the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition