Biography of Jesse Jackson

Tahlia Frary

Biography of Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson was born October 8, 1941, in Greenville, South Carolina. While an undergraduate Jackson became involved in the civil rights movement. In 1965, he went to Selma, Alabama to march with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In the 1980s he became a leading national spokesman for African-Americans. After being appointed special envoy to Africa, he was awarded the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Jesse Jackson date of birth

Wednesday, Oct. 8th 1941 at 9pm

Greenville, south Carolina