Jesse Jackson


Born: 10/8/1941 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Age: 82

Full name: Jesse Louis Jackson
Noted For: civil rights activist; protege of Martin Luther King; founded the Rainbow Coalition (1984). Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the U.S. (1984, 1988). Born Jesse Louis Burns; took his adoptive father's last name. Father of U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.
Quotation: "Abortion is black genocide...What happens to the mind of a person and the moral fabric of a nation that accepts the aborting of the life of a baby without a pang of conscience?"

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