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Jesse Jackson
(1941-____) born on
Oct 8
US civil rights leader, minister, politician. He was the first black man to make a serious bid for the U.S. presidency in the Democratic Party's nomination races in 1983-84 and 1987-88.
         
   
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We must not measure greatness from the mansion down, but from the manger up.

R
When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
A
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
N
Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up.
K
The burden of being black is that you have to be superior just to be equal. But the glory of it is that, once you achieve, you have achieved, indeed.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Address to Democratic National Convention in San Francisco, 17 Jul 1984.
R: Interview with David Frost, in Frost, The Americans, "When Whites Are Unemployed, It's Called a Depression," 1970.
A: Speech, Democratic Party Convention, Atlanta, July 1988.
N: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
K: In "Christian Science Monitor," (Boston), 26 Sep 1979.
   


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