Today, Clint Smith is teaching you about the Civil Rights activist and Icon, Reverend JesseJackson. Jackson began his career working with Martin Luther King in the 1960s, and in the 1970s he founded PUSH, an organization to advance the cause of urban, poor, and predominantly Black communities. Jackson ran for president of the United States in 1984 and 1988, and founded another organization, the Rainbow Coalition. Jackson has worked for decades for the cause of Civil Rights and his long career as served as a bridge from the work of the 1960s to the movement for Black lives today.
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