With His New Book, Rev. Jesse Jackson Is 'Keeping Hope Alive'

The Rev. Jesse Jackson's speeches have inspired audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Now, they're collected in a new book.


The Rev. Jesse Jackson’s speeches have inspired audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Now, they’re collected in a new book. 'I've had parents who say they're reading one page at a time with their children. It's a history lesson.' (WBEZReset)

The Rev. Jesse Jackson's speeches have inspired audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Now, they're collected in a new book.

.,and reflect on how Jackson's words still resonate today.Theology and liberation intertwine. I would say my religion makes me political. My politics don't make me religious. ... There's a politics to Jesus.Leaving some legacy of print is part of my work now.

I think the book is so timely. ... Now that it's come out during this election year, I think that's what makes it exciting, because ... we included the '84 and '88 speeches. That was a last-minute decision because the need, the demand was there. And so I think right now people can read it, students can read it to see where we have come ... and where we are today and where we need to go.

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WBEZreset No one listens to Jesse Jackson anymore. He cried when Obama was elected not because he was proud, but out of pain that it wasn’t him. That’s why he was caught on tape saying that President Obama should be castrated. The outside kids really didn’t help either WBEZreset Hahahaha..... hahahaha.....this guy's speeches inspirational? LMAO

WBEZreset you mean keep racism alive so I am relevant WBEZreset WBEZreset Is there a different edition to read to illegitimate kids that you deny for years because they'd take away from your supposedly upstanding image? WBEZreset 🌞 💎 💎 WBEZreset Hard pass WBEZreset as life long chicago area resident, the old phrase applies to the not-so reverend - don't buy books from crooks -

WBEZreset Jesse the slave driver! WBEZreset I spoke with a woman in Greenville who witnessed JJ spitting in white people’s food. This guy is the epitome of racist. WBEZreset i can't wait to share with my children, both adult and tweenager!

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WBEZreset Mr Barnum was right. WBEZreset Racist and scam artist WBEZreset Well known anti Semite writes book

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