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AliveBorn: 10/8/1941 in Greenville, South Carolina, USA
Full name: Jesse Louis Jackson
Noted For: civil rights activist; protege of Martin Luther King; founded the Rainbow Coalition (1984). Candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the U.S. (1984, 1988). Born Jesse Louis Burns; took his adoptive father's last name. Father of U.S. Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr.