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The Rev. Jesse Jackson has been one of the most influential civil rights leaders in the United States for nearly five decades and he continues to be a big influence in black politics.
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Jackson started his activism alongside the late Martin Luther King, participating in the Salem to Montgomery marches in 1965.
After King's death in 1968, Jackson continued his prominent role in the civil rights movement in the U.S. and subsequently helped create the Rainbow Coalition which later merged with the Push Operation.
Both organizations were founded on the beliefs of civil rights and political activism.
In 1984, Jackson became the second African American to mount a campaign for the Presidency of the United States as a Democrat.
Although he failed to be a serious contender, Jackson still managed to get 21 per cent of the popular vote during the primary season.
Jackson decided to run four years later and was considered to be a far more credible candidate. He went on to capture 6.9 million votes and win 11 primary battles in states like Georgia and Virginia.
The Baptist minister never won the candidacy of the Democratic party to run as president, but he still maintains an influential position within the party and the country decades later.
Here's your chance to ask Jesse Jackson a question.
Do you want to know what he thinks of Barack Obama? Maybe you want his views on race relations in 2010?
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