Jesse Jackson Quotes
I was extended secret service protection during my presidential run in 1984, when I received the most death threats ever made toward a candidate.
There's a full-court press to put down an uprising around Ferguson, but no preparation for lifting up the people there.
So here we are today with a new conversation. When University of Georgia plays Georgia Tech, it's uniform color versus skin color. We have - we've overcome that level of racial fear.
Statehood for the District of Columbia is the most important civil rights and social justice issue in America today.
I think reconciliation is Obama's goal - but the fight with the Republicans is like a fight with pit bulls, they never let go. Even worse, now the Republicans feel they can keep pushing and he will keep giving. They have not seen a stiff resistance on his part.
Most blacks will argue that they excel because of hard work, because of intellect, determination, sweat, blood, tears and risk.
You can be out of slavery and have the right to vote, but unless you have access to capital, industry and technology, you can't fulfill your dreams.
It is a historical error for those who were not there to just refer to August 28th as 'I Have a Dream' speech day. That is a real disservice to those who were there. It was a sad day. It was not a celebration environment.
America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
You may choose your mate, but you cannot deny someone else the right to choose their mate.
Our dreams must be stronger than our memories. We must be pulled by our dreams, rater than pushed by our memories.
To allow injustice and inequality invites a Ferguson to your community. We must stand together, black, white, brown, red, and yellow and fight for justice and equality for all. It's the only way to avoid more Fergusons.
America needs young people to be inspired to choose sacrifice over greed.
A man must be willing to die for justice. Death is an inescapable reality and men die daily, but good deeds live forever.
I hear that melting-pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it, I know I can achieve it.
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