Oct 8, 1941 – American civil rights activist and minister Jesse Jackson  born

Oct 8, 1941 – American civil rights activist and minister Jesse Jackson born

American civil rights activist and minister Jesse Jackson was born as Jesse Louis Burns. He grew up in a time of strict racial segregation, went to a

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American civil rights activist and minister Jesse Jackson was born as Jesse Louis Burns. He grew up in a time of strict racial segregation, went to an all-black school and was often taunted by other children for being born out of wedlock. However, he was a bright and active child, elected the president of the student body and was active in many sports.

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