Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life shaped by history
July 12th, 2012
09:21 AM ET
2 years ago

Jesse Jackson Jr.'s life shaped by history

(CNN) - Jesse Jackson Jr. grew up in his father's shadow, placing him on history's stage as the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. led civil rights campaigns, including Operation PUSH and the Rainbow Coalition.

Jackson was born in 1965, just months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which forced election changes that opened up the political process for African-Americans in the United States.

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  1. Ruben

    Our question to these so called reverents,........what church do these guys preach at???? or do they all get their preachers license online. They all going into getting a reverants title so they can cheat the poor people out of their money and they don't have to pay tax'es on that money. Just a bunch of lazy crooks. Like father like son.

    July 12, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  2. Myviewis

    Democrat corruption at its best and always pointing fingers at Republicans. Democrats wrote the book on how to manipulate, distort, explain away any corruption they are involved in.

    July 12, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  3. Crandall

    I don't know you have to do a historical picture of the man just to let people know he is eithically & morally challenged like his father.

    July 12, 2012 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  4. ThinkAgain

    @Myviewis: "Democrat corruption at its best and always pointing fingers at Republicans. Democrats wrote the book on how to manipulate, distort, explain away any corruption they are involved in."

    Helpful hint: Look up "projection" in regards to mental illness and you will find your photo.

    July 12, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |