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In 1984 Jesse Jackson launched his presidential campaign, only the second time that an African American had launched a nationwide campaign for the position. Jackson, an Illinois reverend and activist, ran against Walter Mondale for the Democratic party’s nomination. Political pundits did not believe that Jackson could launch an effective campaign for the nomination, but he took third place, winning five primaries.
Jesse Jackson presidential campaign, 1984. (n.d.). Retrieved November 15, 2015 from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Jackson_presidential_campaign,_1984.