Rev. Jesse Jackson is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in numerous movements aimed at empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. In 1984, Jackson became only the second African-American to mount a national presidential campaign. Former President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor in 2000.

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