Rev. Jesse Jackson
Today on the show we welcome one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr. This episode is part of an ongoing series about the Emmy Award winning Gospel television program, JUBILEE SHOWCASE, that was a who’s-who of Gospel Greats in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, and its outspoken civil rights activist producer and host, Sid Ordower. This episode is filled with excellent Gospel Music from JUBILEE SHOWCASE!Host Steve Ordower sat down with Rev. Jackson for a documentary interview about this vital piece of American Culture at Rainbow PUSH on the south-side of Chicago, the headquarters of an organization Rev. Jackson founded years ago that merged Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity), and the National Rainbow Coalition. The mission of this merged organization is to protect, defend, and gain civil rights by leveling the economic and educational playing fields, and to promote peace and justice around the world.Before this, Rev. Jackson worked closely with Dr. King becoming a full-time organizer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and was soon after appointed to direct the critically important Operation Breadbasket program. Over the past forty years, Rev. Jackson has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, economic and social justice.