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Reconsidering Jesse Jackson: The Caricature, The Person, The Politician – Part 4

Today’s post is the fourth and final installment in my four-part argument about the history and significance of the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr., as a political activist and thinker. My thesis is this: A full reconsideration of the politics, ideology, and political philosophy of the 1970-2000 period must involve a new, long, and serious study of Jesse Jackson. The first three installments are here, here, and here. The first post began with some personal anecdotes about how Jackson has been caricatured. The second covered Jackson’s early biography and 1970s activism. The third addressed Jackson’s national political career in the 1980s. Read more