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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 October 1941Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameJesse Louis Jackson
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jesse Jackson was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA as Jesse Louis Jackson. He has been married to Jacqueline Lavinia Brown since December 31, 1962. They have five children.

Spouse (1)

Jacqueline Lavinia Brown (31 December 1962 - present) (5 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Speaks his sermons in dramatic rhyme

Trivia (11)

Born at 3:30pm-EST
Admitted to having fathered the daughter of a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair. [2001]
Had a favorable song written about him, "Jesse Jackson," by Kris Kristofferson, recorded on the 1976 album, "Third World Warrior.".
Is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Ran for the Democratic Party's nomination for President in 1984 and 1988. He won several state primaries in his second run.
Has close personal ties to Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, and has spoken positively of Castro in speeches given in the Communist nation.
Jackson and Ralph Abernathy were both waiting at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis for Martin Luther King the very day he was assassinated, April 4, 1968. The friends had planned to have dinner together that evening.
Served as one of several celebrity witnesses to testify at the trial of the "Chicago Eight" featuring defendants, Abbie Hoffman, David Dellinger, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Bobby Seale, Rennie Davis, John Froines and Lee Weiner (1969-1970).
Rainbow Push Coalition president and founder.
Father-in-law of Sandi Jackson.

Personal Quotes (4)

Keep hope alive!
Your children need your presence more than your presents.
We have allowed death to change its name from Southern rope to Northern dope. Too many black youths have been victimized by pushing dope into their veins instead of hope into their brains.
Keep your eyes on the prize.

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