Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson hosted Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000.
Links to Peel
Peel played sermons from Reverend Jesse Jackson on his shows in the late 80's from an Aretha Franklin gospel compilation album called One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism, as well as Jackson's collaboration with Stetsasonic in 1988 and a sample of his sermon used in Sketch And Code's Fear No Evil in 2003, which he thought came from Reverend CL Franklin.
On his 21 June 1988 (Radio Bremen) show, Peel mentioned that no one seemed to comment on Jesse Jackson dropping out of the American presidential race, due to the possibility of him being black. He also continued on the programme criticising America for lecturing on countries on how to behave.
- 30 November 1987 (featuring Stetasonic): A.F.R.I.C.A. (12") Tommy Boy
- 15 December 1987: Speech (v/a 2xLP - Aretha Franklin - One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism) Arista
- 18 December 1987 (Radio Bremen) (featuring Stetasonic): A.F.R.I.C.A. (12") Tommy Boy
- 19 April 1988: Speech (2xLP - One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism) Arista