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Rev. Jesse Jackson Calls AME Church Massacre Is An Act Of Terrorism

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Today Praise 94.5 would like to wish a very happy birthday to Rev Jesse Jackson!!

Controversial mediator, Baptist minister, civil rights activist, presidential candidate: Jesse Jackson assumed these roles and more during a long career that stemmed from a humble start in Greenville, South Carolina in 1941, and included crucible years as a protégé of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

A football star in high school and college, Jackson grew up in the segregated South, graduating from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. There he began volunteering and marching for desegregation and civil rights. Soon he was recruited by Dr. King to head the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s (SCLC) Operation Breadbasket in Chicago. The operation organized boycotts against white-owned businesses that did not employ or buy goods from blacks

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Happy Birthday, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Minister and Civil Rights Activist  was originally published on praisecleveland.com