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Jesse Jackson

By: Melanie Y.
Illinois, Age 9

Facts about Jesse Jackson

Jesse Jackson was born in 1941 & is still alive today.
He grew up in Greenville South Carolina.
Jesse Jackson is an American civil rights activist, political leader, and a Baptist minister.
Jesse was famous for beginning a project called the PUSH in 1976.
The PUSH is a program designed to help black students get a better education.