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Presidential hopeful Jesse Jackson declared his candidacy for the Democratic Party for president in 1984. He campaigned on the “Rainbow Coalition'' to include minority and marginalized individuals within the nation’s racial, ethnic, religious, and economic groups as well as women and the LGBT community. Jackson won five primary contests, but did not win the nomination. Jesse Jackson was born in 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. He is an ordained Baptist minister, long time political activist, and civil rights organizer.
African Americans and Presidential Politics | DPLA. (2021). Retrieved 26 January 2021, from https://dp.la/exhibitions/outsiders-president-elections/african-american...
Pinback button for Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign. (2021). Retrieved 26 January 2021, from https://nmaahc.si.edu/object/nmaahc_2013.201.1.6