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Jesse Jackson

Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American 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. In an AP-AOL "Black Voices" poll in February 2006, Jackson was voted "the most important black leader".

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Oct 8, 1941 In Greenville, South Carolina
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Nationtime 1972-11-01
Latest Project:
Movie Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) 2021-07-02
Known For
Poster of Ballou
Poster of The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer
Poster of Real Time with Bill Maher
Poster of Saturday Night Live
Movie Killing Martin Luther King Jr. Himself 2021-03-01
Movie Summer of Soul (...or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Self 2021-07-02
Movie Someday We'll all Be Free: The Donny Hathaway Story Self 2020-01-27
Movie Obama Self 2020-11-28
Movie Hope & Fury: MLK, the Movement and the Media Himself 2018-03-24
Movie I Am MLK Jr. Self 2018-04-04
Movie Rise Up: The Movement that Changed America Unknown 2018-04-04
Series Explained Self (archive footage) 2018-05-23
Movie Fantastic Lies Himself (archive footage) 2016-03-13
Movie '85: The Greatest Team in Pro Football History Self 2016-10-01
Movie We Are Many Himself 2014-06-08
Movie Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic Self 2013-04-23
Movie A Man's Story Himself 2011-10-08
Movie Michael Jackson Memorial Himself 2009-07-07
Movie Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel Self 2009-01-01
Series Joy Behar: Say Anything! Unknown 2009-09-29
Movie The Nine Lives of Marion Barry Himself 2009-08-10
Movie Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound Self 2009-10-14
Movie Ballou Himself 2008-09-11
Movie King: Man of Peace in a Time of War Himself 2007-01-16
Series Robins Guest 2006-08-23
Series The Situation Room With Wolf Blitzer Unknown 2005-08-08
Series Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unknown 2003-01-26
Series Real Time with Bill Maher Self 2003-02-21
Movie BaadAsssss Cinema Self 2002-01-01
Movie Amandla! A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony Himself (archive footage) 2002-09-21
Movie Mahalia Jackson: The Power and the Glory Unknown 1997-01-01
Movie 4 Little Girls Self - Founder of the Rainbow Push Coalition 1997-07-09
Movie The Journey of the African-American Athlete Self (archive footage) 1996-02-12
Series The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Unknown 1996-07-22
Series Baseball Voice 1994-09-18
Movie Crusade: The Life of Billy Graham Himself 1993-01-01
Movie Decade Himself 1989-12-09
Movie Route One/USA Self 1989-09-10
Series Tanner '88 Unknown 1988-02-15
Movie In Remembrance of Martin Self 1986-02-08
Movie Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip Himself - Audience Member (uncredited) 1982-03-12
Movie A Decade of Struggle Unknown 1980-06-01
Series Saturday Night Live Unknown 1975-10-11
Movie Save the Children Self 1973-05-13
Movie Contradictory America. Faith, hope, love and hate. Film 2 Self/Cameo (archive footage) 1973-06-02
Movie Nationtime Himself 1972-11-01