An American icon, international statesman, and one of our nation’s leading civil rights advocates, Jesse Jackson takes on current topics in a weekly nationally-syndicated radio program right here on KCEP-FM Sunday evenings at 4pm.
During his lifetime of public service, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. has become an icon of our religious, political, social, and cultural lives. Having magnetized people of every profession, social position, and cultural persuasion for more than forty years, the Presidential Medal of Freedom winner has been at the vanguard of the civil and human rights movement in every locality and to every nationality. His two historic bids for the Presidency of the United States compelled civil rights icon and former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young to call Reverend Jackson the “moral conscience of our times”. A master of the zeitgeist, his formation of the Rainbow Coalition has prompted countless others to tout him as “the Great Unifier”.
Rev. Jackson’s list of accomplishments has continued to lengthen. In 1991 he became only the second living person in American history to be given the honor of having his likeness placed on a U.S. Post Office pictorial cancellation postal stamp. Twice, he has been invited to London to lead the largest marches in the world: once, in 1985, to call for the end of apartheid in South Africa; and for the second time, in 2003, to appeal to world leaders to halt the march to the war in Iraq. He has been a perennial occupant on the Gallup List of the Ten Most Respected Americans for more than twenty years. A recipient of the prestigious NAACP Spingarn Award, he has received honors from hundreds of grassroots and community organizations and has been awarded more than 40 honorary doctorate degrees. Additionally, he frequently lectures at many of the nation’s premier colleges and universities including: Howard; Yale; Princeton; Morehouse; Harvard; Columbia; Stanford; and Hampton University. A noted media personality Rev. Jackson has hosted “Both Sides with Jesse Jackson” on CNN and is the current host of the WORD Network’s “UP FRONT with JESSE JACKSON”. He is the author of two books and the co-author of two others with his son, U.S. Representative Jesse L. Jackson, Jr. : Keep Hope Alive (South End Press, 1989); Straight From the Heart (Fortress Press, 1987); Legal Lynching: Racism, Injustice, and the Death Penalty (Marlowe & Company, 1996); and It’s About The Money! (Times Books / Random House, Inc., 2000). In the spring of 2004, Rev. Jackson and Clear Channel Communications launched his new nationally-syndicated radio talk show, “KEEP HOPE ALIVE with REV. JESSE JACKSON”.