Photograph for Jesse Jackson centered on a yellow background above a white rectangle with black and blue text.
SA Stein DW Duncan Creative Photo Crafts
Jesse Jackson is a civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. Jackson ran for president on the Democratic ticket in both 1984 and 1988, making him the first African American man to make a serious bid for the U.S. presidency. He received 6.7 million votes in the 1988 primary, however Michael Dukakis won the Democratic nomination.