Awards & Winners

Jesse Jackson

Date of Birth 08-October-1941
Place of Birth Greenville
(South Carolina, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Rev. Jesse Jackson, Jesse Louis Jackson, Jackson, Jesse, Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., Elvis Jackson, The Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., The Reverend Jesse Jackson, Rev. Jessie Jackson, Reverend Jesse Jackson, The Reverend Jesse Jackson Sr., Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Jesse Louis Burns, Rev Jesse Jackson, Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., Jesse Louis Jackson, Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., Jesse Louis Burns
Profession Politician, American football player, Film Producer, Minister of religion
  • When we're unemployed, we're called lazy; when the whites are unemployed it's called a depression.
  • My constituency is the desperate, the damned, the disinherited, the disrespected and the despised.
  • Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
  • When the doors of opportunity swing open, we must make sure that we are not too drunk or too indifferent to walk through.
  • I am not a perfect servant. I am a public servant doing my best against the odds. As I develop and serve, be patient. God is not finished with me yet.
  • Your children need your presence more than your presents.
  • America is not a blanket woven from one thread, one color, one cloth.
  • A check or credit card, a Gucci bag strap, anything of value will do. Give as you live.
  • We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
  • Never look down on anybody unless you are helping them up.
  • Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
  • Racism as a form of skin worship, and as a sickness and a pathological anxiety for America, is so great, until the poor whites -- rather than fighting for jobs or education -- fight to remain pink and fight to remain white. And therefore they cannot see an alliance with people that they feel to be inherently inferior.
  • Great things happen in small places. Jesus was born in Bethlehem. Jesse Jackson was born in Greenville.
  • Our flag is red, white and blue, but our nation is a rainbow -- red, yellow, brown, black and white -- and we're all precious in God's sight.
Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr. is an American civil rights activist and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson, Jr. is his eldest son. Jackson was also the host of Both Sides with Jesse Jackson on CNN from 1992 to 2000.

Awards by Jesse Jackson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jesse Jackson.


NAACP Image Award – President's Award
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album
Honored for : Speech By Rev. Jesse Jackson

Nominations 1988 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album Speech By Rev. Jesse Jackson