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He was born on October 8, 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina.
Civil rights activism
Jackson has been known for commanding public attention since he first started working for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In 1965, Jackson participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches organized by James Bevel, King and other civil rights leaders in Alabama. When Jackson returned from Selma, he was charged with establishing a front line office for the SCLC in Chicago.
"Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things."-Jesse Jackson.
''America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.''-Jesse Jackson.
Jackson was taught to go to the back of the bus and use separate water fountains – practices he accepted until the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 1955. His mother, Helen Burns, was 16 at the time and his father was a 33 and a married man. His education consisted of the Chicago Theological Seminary Agriculture and Technical College of North Carolina
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