it is such a thrill to get a 2nd Place award for “Faithful Citizenship/Religious Freedom” from the Catholic Media Association for my edited book, Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons & Speeches of Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Here, for the first time in print: a powerful selection of sermons and speeches by one of America’s most unforgettable orators and champions of human rights.
For over fifty years, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., a Baptist minister, activist, and organizer, has worked for civil rights, peace, and the promise of true democracy. From his years in the Civil Rights movement, his work as founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and as an international ambassador for human rights, he has left an indelible impression on the history of our time.
These speeches and sermons, delivered both to the downtrodden and the powerful, from Senegal and Bangkok to Chicago include the famous speeches he delivered at the Democratic Party conventions of 1984 and 1988 following his historic campaigns for the presidential nomination.
In a moving epilogue, Rev. Jackson reflects, “After all these years, what remains for me, is God is a source of mystery and wonder. Scripture holds up. The righteous are not forsaken. We’ve come a long way since slavery time. But we’re not finished yet. Running for freedom is a long distance race.”
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My 4th guest on madang is Rev. Jesse Jackson. He is the founder and president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition and author of Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons & Speeches of Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
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