Last updated on: 6/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jesse L. Jackson, MDiv Biography

Title:
Reverend and President of National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Inc.
Position:
None Found to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of July 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President, National Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Inc., 1986-present
  • Presidential Medal of Freedom, 2000
  • Founder, Wall Street Project, 1997
  • Senator, District of Columbia, 1991-1996
  • Founder and Executive Director, Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity), 1971-1986
  • National Director, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), 1967-1971
  • Ordained Baptist Minister, 1968
  • Chicago Coordinator of Operation Breadbasket for SCLC, 1966-1967
  • Joins Martin Luther King, Jr and his Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), 1965
  • Council on Racial Equality (CORE) delegate to the Young Democrats National Convention, 1964
Education:
  • Master of Divinity, 2000
  • Attended Chicago Theological Seminary, 1964-1966
  • BA, Sociology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College, 1964
  • Attended University of Illinois, 1959-1960
Other:
  • Democratic Presidential Candidate, 1987-1988
  • Democratic Presidential Candidate, 1983-1984
Quoted in:
  1. Is the Voting Rights Act Still Necessary?