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Jesse Jackson's 1984 Presidential Campaign
This paper discusses Jesse Jackson's 1984 presidential campaign: Racial issues, oratory, style, religion, political issues, Rainbow Coalition and the relationship with the Democratic Party.
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"Announcing his bid to become the Democratic National candidate in the presidential election of 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson entered the limelight of American politics. His attempt to become the first black president was not only a historic move but a symbolic one as well. America never had to contend with a black candidate before; many people wondered if this country was ready for one. The Jackson candidacy turned out to be much more than just a race for the White House. With his motivating style, his political success abroad, and his effect on black political activism, Jackson caught the attention of Americans everywhere--Americans of all races and backgrounds. Although he made a few mistakes and earned much criticism, Jackson, with his charisma and character, opened the eyes of black and white voters alike ... "

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