Jackson Jesse Louis
Jackson, Jesse Louis Originally Jesse Louis Burns. Born 1941.
American civil rights leader and politician. A Baptist minister, he directed national antidiscrimination efforts (1966-1977) and sought the 1984 and 1988 Democratic presidential nominations.
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