Individual Author Record
Name: Jesse Jackson, Sr.Pen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina Sites:
Illinois ConnectionJackson attended the Chicago Theological Seminary with the intent of becoming a minister, but dropped out in 1966 to focus full time on the civil rights movement. He was ordained in 1968, without a theological degree; awarded an honorary theological doctorate from Chicago in 1990; and received his Master of Divinity Degree based on his previous credits earned, plus his life experience and subsequent work, in 2000.
Biographical and Professional InformationJesse Jackson, Sr. is a civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as shadow senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He was the founder of both entities that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. After being appointed special envoy to Africa, he was awarded the 2000 Presidential Medal of Freedom. In an AP-AOL "Black Voices" poll in February 2006, Jackson was voted "the most important black leader".
*''It's About the Money!: How You Can Get Out of Debt, Build Wealth, and Achieve Your Financial Dreams (With Jesse Jackson, Jr.) '', Crown Business Press, 1999 *''Legal Lynching: Racism, Injustice and the Death Penalty(With Jesse Jackson, Jr.)'', Marlow and Company, 1996 *''Legal Lynching: The Death Penalty and America's Future (With Bruce Shapiro and Jesse Jackson, Jr.)'', The New Press, 2001 *''Straight from the Heart (With Robert Hatch and Frank Watkins)'', Fortress Press, 1997