Civil Rights Project Jesse jackson

In 1965 Jackson went to Selma, Alabama to march with Martin Luther King Jr and became a worker for King's Southern Christian Leadership Conference
Jesse Jackson in a march for racial Equality
Jesse Jackson was the third African American candidate for president from a major political party
Jackson was one of the most influential African Americans on the late 20th centrury
Jesse Jackson grew up very poor in a segregated city of Greenville, South Carolina
"success needs no explanation, failure does not have one that matters."
"today's students can put dope in their veins or hope in their brains, if they can conceive it and believe it, they can achieve it, they must know that its their attitude and not their aptitude, that will determine their altitude."
"if you fall behind, run faster. never give up, never surrender, and rise up against the odds"
"at the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backwards with fear and division."
"if my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, i know i can achieve it."

Quotes: In the 1980s Jackson became a leading national spokesman and advocate for African Americans. His voter-registration drive was a key factor in the election of Chicago’s first African American mayor, Harold Washington, in April 1983.

Paraphrasing: became and advocate and spokesman for african americans and was a key factor in Chicagos first african american mayor

Quotes: Civil rights leader and two-time Democratic presidential candidate Jesse Jackson became one of the most influential African-Americans of the late 20th century

Paraphrasing: Jesse Jackson was one of the most influential african americans of the late 20th centery and was a candidate for present two times

Quotes: Jesse Jackson was the third African-American candidate for president from a major political party

Paraphrasing: Jackson was the third african american to run for president

Quotes: While an undergraduate, Jackson became involved in the civil rights movement. In 1965 he went to Selma, Alabama, to march with Martin Luther King Jr,, and became a worker in King’s Southern Christian Leadership Confrence (SCLC)

Paraphrasing: became involved in the civil rights movement at a young age and marched with martin luther king jr

Quotes: In 1964, Jackson graduated from college with a degree in sociology

Paraphrasing: Jackson graduated college with a degree in sociology

Quotes: In school Jackson was a good student and an exceptional athlete. He was elected class president and in the fall of 1959 attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship

Paraphrasing: was a really good athlete in highschool and had a scolarship

Quotes: While in Greensboro Jackson had joined the Congress of Racial Equality and participated in marches and sit-ins.

Paraphrasing: he strongly believed in racial equality and participated in activities to show

Quotes: A year after Jesse's birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson, a post office maintenance worker, who later adopted Jesse. In the small, black-and-white divided town of Greenville, a young Jackson learned early what segregation looked like

Paraphrasing: he grew up in a segregated town/neighborhood after he was adopted by his step dad


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