Jesse Jackson


Do you like this poet?
6 person liked.
3 person did not like.


Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. (born Jesse Louis Burns; October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse ... more »

Click here to add this poet to your My Favorite Poets.


Quotations

more quotations »
  • ''I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.''
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Speech, July 16, 1984, at the Democratic National Convention, San Francisco, California....
  • ''My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.''
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Speech, July 17, 1984, Democratic National Convention, San Francisco.
  • ''We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.''
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Independent (London, June 9, 1988).
  • ''When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.''
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Interview in The Americans, "When Whites Are Unemployed, It's Called a Depression," Davi...
  • ''I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.''
    Jesse Jackson (b. 1941), U.S. clergyman, civil rights leader. Playboy (Chicago, Nov. 1969).
Read more quotations »

Comments about Jesse Jackson

---
There is no comment submitted by members..
[Report Error]