Jesse Jackson: A Biography

Hardcover | November 30, 2005

byRoger Bruns

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Jesse Jackson, a powerful orator and indefatigable organizer, has been one of the most dynamic forces for social and political action in both the national and international arenas, campaigning for human rights and social justice. Through such social action projects as Operation Breadbasket, Operation PUSH, and the Rainbow Coalition, as well as his own candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president in 1984 and 1988, Jackson became a worldwide spokesman for the minorities, marginalized, and poor. This biography traces his rise from his single-parent upbringing in Greenville, South Carolina, through his civil rights work with Martin Luther King Jr., to social and political leadership, audacious international diplomacy, and continued efforts to "keep hope alive." It also covers his personal struggles and family life and includes commentary from those who have known him over the years. For decades, Reverend Jesse Jackson has been the nation's foremost African-American activist and leader. He has used his considerable talent, charisma, and ambition with great success, and the many accomplishments are discussed here. Readers will learn how Jackson has manipulated the system to fight for economic justice and political goals, breaking new ground. He and his actions have also engendered towering animosity, resentment, and scorn, and critical views of him are presented as well. Numerous photos complement the biography.

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Jesse Jackson, a powerful orator and indefatigable organizer, has been one of the most dynamic forces for social and political action in both the national and international arenas, campaigning for human rights and social justice. Through such social action projects as Operation Breadbasket, Operation PUSH, and the Rainbow Coalition, as...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 9.6 × 6.66 × 0.65 inPublished:November 30, 2005Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313331383

ISBN - 13:9780313331381

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?Is this a reference book or should it be in the biography section? Because this book has so much to offer in tracing the Civil Rights movement, it could be considered a reference....This Africa-American activist and leader fights for change and economic justice, as well as furthering political goals through his Rainbow Coalition....If you can't decide whether it belongs in reference or biographies, get one for both.?-Gale- Reference Reviews- Reviews For Students