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  1. Jackson, Jesse Jackson, Jesse Louis Jackson(noun)

    United States civil rights leader who led a national campaign against racial discrimination and ran for presidential nomination (born in 1941)


  1. Jesse Jackson

    Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. 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 Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson was also the host of Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000.

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