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Happy Birthday Rev. ! He turns 74 today!  We pray that Rev. Jackson celebrates many more birthdays to come!

Here’s a look at the life of civil rights activist and clergyman Jesse Jackson.

Jesse Jackson Facts 1: Parents

Jesse Jackson was not from a rich family. His father was only a cotton grader named Noah Robinson. His mother was a hairdresser named Helen Burns.

Jesse Jackson Facts 2: Marriage

In December 31st, 1962, he married Jacqueline Lavinia. Both are still a happy couple till today. Their children include Jacqueline, Yusef, Jonathan, Jesse, Jr. and Santita. He also has a child named Ashley who was born in May 1999 with Karin Stanford.

Jesse Jackson Facts 3: Education

Are you curious with the educational background of the famous activist? In 1964, he went to North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro with sociology major for a BA.

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