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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