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zero fb in black america reflections of the black experience in american society we all concerned that the nation must make renewables and on lockdown on november third nineteen eighty three the reverend jesse l jackson announced his candidacy for the democratic nomination for president an attempt to withhold boats on the bottom reverend jackson to become the first major likely due to seek the presidency since former congresswoman shirley chisholm from brooklyn new york
when an unsuccessful campaign in nineteen seventy two in the past georgia's state senator julian bond and activist dick gregory in other lesser known blacks have sought to hold the nation's highest elected office reverend jackson tennessee is by far the most serious of the campaigns and is likely to have the greatest impact on the democratic primaries recently reverend jackson brought us presidential campaign to texas i'm jackie hanson and this week our focus on democratic presidential candidate the reverend jesse louis jackson in black america me me never let let me i am somebody red and yellow black and white invites i have that as atlanta's jam
afghanistan movie jesse l jackson popular forty two year old founder of operation was a chicago based organization aimed at the young and the poor to take advantage of the education the government and other self help programs for evan jackson was attacked that many of the late reverend dr martin luther king jr physically the rainbow coalition and the quest for just society and a peaceful world at the time of the production of this program reverend jackson was the eight candidates for the democratic presidential nomination one on october eighth nineteen forty one in greenville south carolina jesse jackson was raised under jim crow and educated in segregated schools life in the center date red clay towns old textile mills was rough for blacks jackson can remember being forced toward menial jobs to hell out with the family insane high school he excelled in sports and graduated with honors jackson's first attended the university
of illinois i went back to the south when disco of the blacks had no chance of playing quarterback back in the south it transferred to north carolina at an all black college at north carolina at greensboro jackson began to commitments and shape the rest of his life why was to jacqueline while became his wife in nineteen sixty two and the other to political activities at north carolina a and t jackson joined the local chapter of the congress on racial equality and helped organize to rig demonstrations against segregation and praise by the growing political activities of the black church he had wrote and the chicago theological seminary with only a semester to go before graduation and after saying news reports of black demonstrators being beaten by selma alabama police in nineteen sixty five jackson headed back to the south within two years jack sen john lilly reverend dr martin luther king jr and the southern christian leadership conference
and shortly thereafter he was entrusted by dr king with lying organization's economic harm operation bread basket for years after dr king's assassination reverend jackson founded operation push people united to serve humanity after he and reverend rob b average actually cannot resolve their differences over the direction of the southern christian leadership conference on december twenty fifth nineteen seventy one reverend jackson broke with your position at large operation push reverend jesse l jackson is no stranger to controversy the robbers twenty years of involvement in the civil rights movement has been frankly criticized as a maverick at five i'm an employee of the media for prisoner day he has been defined as everything from a black messiah leaving the dispossessed to the promised land to a twentieth century booker t washington jackson has driven workaholic and a perfectionist who are easily brought us presidential campaign to texas while in texas reverend jackson resident dow was used
in college station and austin jackson campaign got a start to the black church that provided most of the resources to fuel civil rights movement gone the nineteen sixties it was a group of a hundred and twenty five black ministers meeting in st louis illinois last july who formed the draft jesse committee which eventually secured one million signatures calling jesse to run reverend jackson flamboyant style has made him somewhat controversial black leaders are split over his candidacy and newscasters hill in austin i asked reverend jackson about a lack of national black support and the possibility of a third party candidacy the issue of this was not all of that a man run for president with a ten thousand people run the ship and legislate that assess all day and judge in congress and govern in the islands and is not just a man gets interested in his line first but that a wagon full of lockout people included in this
developmental process that well i'm not inside so much about personal program for a physician iverson about point of negotiating a parent with a little luck that i will not rest until we have a quick bit why indians hispanics asians blacks and women salaam was a bit more massive than a bit a bit lest other span and a man in a position for now not even consider that all the real question for me is i moan the bottom of this process is authentic one station of the time and i should not this time engaged in a lot of attention from the station out not get rich well along in the blaze tv does not endorse any candidate yes given that it's actually this is not endorsing about yes of course of course there is a tremendous amount of support among and ugly cities across across the nation now that the announcement has been made one sees a it draws support for example all
about the tj jemison for them and that investment in usa in the last i can understand in los angeles last month a busy job as a mission trip to god in christ likewise bless this moment last sunday amanda jackson will have a major press conference and the latinos in america allman's that on those more album all things like wasn't awesome this kind of this as someone says is at a growth right here in texas for the million that is the national coalition supporting his candidacy of barack obama raise a claw it's always the students all coming together and peace activist and an environmentalist and anti nuclear forces and soul label in his first public appearance after announcing his candidacy reverend jackson told more than two thousand people in flint michigan is running third behind walter mondale and john glanz he held that a byproduct of his candidacy will be to inspire
a ten thousand people to run for office at every level and to affirm his belief that leadership has color and jenn louis reverend jesse l jackson is now running as a black candidate and forging a rainbow coalition of the rejected that would include whites blacks hispanics indians asian women for people and young people senior citizens farmers way worse than this person's peace activists and gay people we will form in human rights and civil liberties of people would be a testament to you that the days will be a part of this coalition i think that we are as an american people leadership most about another law and the civil liberties of a lot of the people to make sense for the law allows people to the chew the use of their body now the fact is we must know the consequences of our choices and there are moments that are not embrace but i do support
all american citizens to help equal protection under the law and within the law and people should not be punished because of a choice they make one is a sex show us all in terms of where she was and how she would use about a well across on that is if his black hispanic all female we should not in a longer have made as a punishment based upon race religious exercise practice the reverend jackson stay in texas he spoke to students at southern methodist university bishop carlos takes is a male and the university of texas at austin while in austin he stopped to speak with former congresswoman barbara jordan sky has at the lbj school of public affairs i as reverend jackson wise spoke with ms jordan and his views on us foreign policy and south africa well they have a chance to share with aplomb and jordan and ray marshall made the command classes she has a classic and
political ethics and leadership that will motivate the markets fall opinion polls leadership that will have a split the shallows addition to a couple of equal protection on the mall all when the women so of the population are not a poet a bagel rights is unethical and must become illegal in fact women must before the competition on the mall and blacks hispanics and asians indians we must make wrong the people and also talk in some measure in that class all about stewart's becoming more active you know twenty nine million viewers between ages are young women ages eighteen and twenty four jen averages of them go on a couple of the senate races that you consider the numbers of votes that reagan won by the margin is less than the minimum on the right is the students and so the revival of teenagers
in the political process is a great source of inspiration out of thing that the present policy all the moment almost a basic performance a manifest destiny no different in choosing the formal negotiations it is a way of progress of isolating america from the world community in the room or a more dangerous place in which to live i think his sense of oh mutual respect and reciprocity and human rights and democratic principles with a gag line all that determines how we engage in foreign policy for example latin america is not out national business they are our neighbors and the memories are out that neighbors of our mission to engage in effect the over the overthrow all the government warmer and violet its sovereignty
on is illegal but is also an ethical and it is short sighted and as a unifying the wrong side of his traveling without investment in an one reason the somoza forty years that for the turin there in the first place by a nation to embrace the tyranny of el salvador is a unifying with the wrong side of history our nation loses its credibility as a moral authority its legitimacy will invade a lot of our nation the size of a roommate and a lot of them are in front of the people might not have adequate information de facto maddy is the fact that many as six small nations was really not signatories should not have remarkable what lawyers do is we often that sort of acrimonious that invasion was planned almost jon is right now information is coming out and bits and pieces as to how many people would kill all american soldiers to kind of not afforded to
the remaining is beyond that but perhaps even beyond the numbers themselves if in fact we cannot all all at once reconcile being an occupying force without democratic principles that uses less ability the germans found that that shot of russia invading afghanistan owes the cabin question specifically lasted all before reagan came in using human rights approach and not expanding economic times are bad reviews are peppered with about to send a cease fire agreement a swap or the originator product was a reagan came into office the first word has the walls up that that was a signal this relationship between america and south africa was about to take on a new dimension as though it was going to be working on south africa back away from the agreement and that america south africa's number one trading partner was a source of shame a sort of disgraceful in the markets awesome if you that remarkable accounts
for them because so because of his brick and solidarity union because of its martial law that is consistent with american ideals they can do that with and for people in poland and become south africa's moment for obama when it breaks a solidarity and imposed martial law is inconsistent moment we must have and foreign policy and is a measure all consistency in the world right after about two and a half hour delay a presidential candidate the reverend jesse l jackson spoke to about twelve hundred people jammed inside the texas union ballroom wine estimated six hundred others was to listen from entrance into the ballroom reverend jackson performance was part showbiz part gospel meeting and part politics but all jesse jackson he reminded students that every student generation must assume responsibility to serve its present age
if we bought this morning oh the opportunity to change how the recession which i'm looking at rain what a blast that why i said it hispanics asians and may augment the mailman seeing is the engine of the people making the decision mm hmm in the polls are doing a decision has been made the players who each other and not only jobs plan as far it's bleak
must assume responsibility to serve your present age to assume you know the knowledge all together they got into a bridge again out on the baby is this innovative crowd they do the whole what was an innovative and next year because they'd have a reagan and be quiet right now is the stage when a lot of apartheid existed in this country that blacks hispanics in minnesota's use
but not have it used to reviews martin came to our rescue voters in alabama say is fundamentalist league best illustrator they served it resonates and the things i say but not use or cutting it was called tales of wild tales there is a lot of a plot that was still there and made art you know that a lot of soul that it's their tuesday and then it would get out
seven in a great way is in the buses ran and for what levin says us recitation it insists that hamas is obligated to pay taxes on monday that set off a lot of military were doing and yet it was tax day
god as jerry what made the mississippi river well it's so why don't have a blade and raised on a renegade brewery was there you know exactly a whole lot in the back the men and women back trying to get across racial lines through the forearm is the same that resonated so it was very sad babbitt missiles them is that it is a lot of battle
the battle of the plant is bad medicine now democracy with invasion and occupation you that it's a revelation and jazz last month's mayo does oh all along rows of the last words you say it you know he's after the rally of universe of tech so often reverend jackson attended a private dinner in his honor there's something in the air between the captured and taken
to his horizon to its this level on television bill is going to rise oh that was bad but now we have a generation that's willing to try this political system again we'll have some justification because the system has made a marvelous accommodation people locked up and in that requirement of age film is relax and have the right or the space in their rightful it isn't eligible for twenty years ago now to talk about the convention in san francisco the report that was a female that episode like a hispanic was asians it means all the martyrs in collision of a new majority in the famous state party leaders about to make its revenue and
eighty four and i'm a lot about the convention and the democratic aristocracy come up with a great list economist room with a locked out to make room for blacks hispanics women candidates who now constitute the majority of the party rule when i look at them a decision so long as well overhaul inside the first war was a large swath of the victims were as we can get the votes although bob we registered students at every stop along the way we are reviving the edges of those that russia and dropout people running again think that they in fact can win again we have upon us and that they now feel is basically this well several
things have taken account of the talmud go to a given area within the masses at the machinery of leadership we need money when the media new message the reverend jesse louis jackson founder of operation push and candid for the democratic nomination for granted that you have a comment like to purchase a cassette copy this program write us who dresses in black america longhorn radio network austin texas seventy seven one to when black americans technical producer walter morgan i'm jackie hanson jonathan it's when you've been listening to in black america reflections of the black experience in american society in black america and does not necessarily reflect the views of the university of texas in austin
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In Black America
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Reverend Jesse Jackson
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KUT Radio
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an interview with the founder of Operation PUSH (People United to Serve Humanity) and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president
Created
1984-12-01
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Interview
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Social Issues
Race and Ethnicity
Rights
University of Texas at Austin
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00:25:37
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Copyright Holder: KUT
Guest: Rev. Jesse Jackson
Host: John L. Hanson
Producing Organization: KUT Radio
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Chicago: “In Black America; Reverend Jesse Jackson,” 1984-12-01, KUT Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 9, 2020, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-529-cc0tq5sj2p.
MLA: “In Black America; Reverend Jesse Jackson.” 1984-12-01. KUT Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 9, 2020. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-529-cc0tq5sj2p>.
APA: In Black America; Reverend Jesse Jackson. Boston, MA: KUT Radio, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-529-cc0tq5sj2p