Black in the Day…Keep Hope Alive

October 8, 1941: On this day activist and former presidential  candidate Jesse Jackson was born. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (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. Ebony Magazine named Jackson to its “100 most influential black Americans” list in 1971.[17] In 1979, Jackson received the Jefferson Award for…