Armentrout, David; Armentrout, Patricia
January 2002
Important & Famous People;2002, p38
Jesse Jackson is one of the best known civil rights leaders born in Greenville, South Carolina in 1941. He worked closely with Martin Luther King, Jr. He became a Baptist minister in 1968. He also tried to win the Democratic nomination for President in 1984, but failed.


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