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For over fifty years, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., a Baptist minister, activist, and organizer, has worked for civil rights, peace, and the promise of true democracy. From his years in the Civil Rights movement, his work as founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and as an international ambassador for human rights, he has left an indelible impression on the history of our time.
These speeches and sermons, delivered both to the downtrodden and the powerful, from Senegal and Bangkok to Chicago include the famous speeches he delivered at the Democratic Party conventions of 1984 and 1988 following his historic campaigns for the presidential nomination.
In a moving epilogue, Rev. Jackson reflects, “After all these years, what remains for me, is God is a source of mystery and wonder. Scripture holds up. The righteous are not forsaken. We’ve come a long way since slavery time. But we’re not finished yet. Running for freedom is a long distance race.”
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., is Founder and President of Rainbow PUSH Coalition. A noted champion of human rights, he was a Democratic presidential candidate in 1984 and 1988, and served as shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He lives in Chicago.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, who was born in Seoul, Korea is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion. She has written or co-authored nineteen books, including Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide and Healing Our Broken Humanity.