Jesse Jackson : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Education

Jesse Louis Jackson is an American political activist, Baptist minister, and politician know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Education

Jesse Jackson : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children and Education
Jesse Jackson
  Bio
Name Rev Jesse Jackson
Birthdate ( Age)  8 October 1941
Place of Birth Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Married
Spouse/Partner Jacqueline L. Jackson (m. 1962)
Children 5
Parents Noah Louis Robinson, 
Education Chicago Theological Seminary
Profession American political activist, Baptist minister, and politician
Net Worth $9 million
Last Update August 2021

Jesse Louis Jackson is an American political 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.

Jesse Jackson and wife Jacqueline L. Jackson 

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.

Early Life and Family

Jackson was born in Greenville, South Carolina, to Helen Burns , a 16-year-old high school student and her 33-year-old married neighbor, Noah Louis Robinson . His ancestry includes Cherokee, enslaved African-Americans, Irish planters, and a Confederate sheriff.

Robinson was a former professional boxer who was an employee of a textile brokerage and a well-known figure in the black community.One year after Jesse's birth, his mother married Charles Henry Jackson, a post office maintenance worker who later adopted the boy.

Jesse was given his stepfather's name in the adoption, but as he grew up he also maintained a close relationship with Robinson. He considered both men to be his fathers.As a young child, Jackson was taunted by other children about his out-of-wedlock birth, and has said these experiences helped motivate him to succeed.

Jesse Jackson Wife

Jackson married Jacqueline Lavinia Brown (born 1944) on December 31, 1962,and together they have five children: Santita, Jesse Jr., Jonathan Luther, Yusef DuBois and Jacqueline Lavinia.

Jesse Jackson Net Worth

Jesse Louis Jackson is an American political activist, Baptist minister, and politicianwho has an estimated Net Worth of between $9 million in 2021. 

Professional Career

On July 16, 1960, while home from college, Jackson joined seven other African Americans in a sit-in at the Greenville Public Library in Greenville, South Carolina, which only allowed white people. The group was arrested for "disorderly conduct".

Jackson's pastor paid their bond, the Greenville News said. DeeDee Wright, another member of the group, later said they wanted to be arrested "so it could be a test case.” The Greenville City Council closed both the main library and the branch black people used. The possibility of a lawsuit led to the reopening of both libraries September 19, also the day after the News printed a letter written by Wright.

Jackson has been known for commanding public attention since he first started working for Martin Luther King Jr.In 1965 he participated in the Selma to Montgomery marches organized by James Bevel, King and other civil rights leaders in Alabama.

Impressed by Jackson's drive and organizational abilities, King soon began giving Jackson a role in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), though he was concerned about Jackson's apparent ambition and attention-seeking. When Jackson returned from Selma, he was charged with establishing a frontline office for the SCLC in Chicago.

Jackson was also reportedly seeking coalition with whites in order to approach what were considered racial problems as economic and class problems. "When we change the race problem into a class fight between the haves and the have-nots, then we are going to have a new ball game", he said.In the 21st century, some public school systems are working on an approach for affirmative action that deals with family income rather than race, recognizing that some minority members have been very successful. The Times also indicated that Jackson was being criticized as too involved with middle-class blacks, and for having an unattainable goal of racial unity.

In 1984 Jackson organized the Rainbow Coalition and resigned his post as president of Operation PUSH in 1984 to run for president of the United States, though he remained involved as chairman of the board.PUSH's activities were described in 1987 as conducting boycotts of business to induce them to provide more jobs and business to blacks and as running programs for housing, social services and voter registration.The organization was funded by contributions from businesses and individuals.

In 2012, he commended Obama's 2012 decision to support gay marriage and compared the fight for same-sex marriage to the fight against slavery and the anti-miscegenation laws that once prevented interracial marriage. He favored federal legislation extending marriage rights to gays.In the 2016 United States presidential election he endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.During the 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis he delivered food to activists occupying the Venezuelan embassy in Washington, D.C.

In the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries, Jackson endorsed Bernie Sanders.On August 3, 2021, Jackson and several others were arrested after protesting for Congress to end the filibuster, protect voting rights and raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.