Historic Black Enterprise Covers: Jesse Jackson’s Rise, Nov 1983

Check out one of our historic Black Enterprise Magazine covers which focuses on the rise of Jesse Jackson.

Rev. Jesse Jackson becomes the first African American to make a serious bid for the U.S. presidency. His impressive showing in the primary races pushes the Democratic Party to adopt as a major platform plank the use of affirmative action to increase job opportunities.

In 1988, he makes a second run for the White House, becoming a political force by winning five states and placing second in four other primaries.


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