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Jesse Jackson
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(Born: 1941)

Jesse Jackson
Jesse Louis Jackson was born to Helen Burns and Noah Robinson on October 8, 1941, in Greenville, SC. His father was married to another woman. Jesse grew up in poverty. In 1943, his mother married Charles Jackson who adopted Jesse in 1957. Jackson attended a segregated high school and excelled in athletics and academics. He accepted a football scholarship to the University of Illinois. As a result of numerous encounters with racism, Jackson transferred to all-black North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He was also ordained as a Baptist minister. The Reverend Jesse Jackson was with Dr. King when he was assassinated. In 1971, Jackson founded Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity), an organization that looked for ways to combat racism. He worked to help corporations implement affirmative action programs. Jackson also built the National Rainbow Coalition to organize racial minorities, the poor, peace activists, environmentalists, small farmers, working mothers, the unemployed, some labor union members, gays, and lesbians. In 1984, Jackson was the first African American to run for the Democratic nomination for president; he ran again in 1988. He inspired millions of African Americans to join the political process. In 1997, Reverend Jackson was appointed "Special Envoy of the President and Secretary of State for the Promotion of Democracy in Africa" by President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Jackson is a renowned orator and continues to work for racial and economic justice.
Michael Jackson
(Born: 1958)

Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson began his singing career as a child member of the pop group "The Jackson Five," which was made up of himself and his brothers. The group enjoyed great success with hit after hit, including "A,B,C" and "One Bad Apple." When he split off on his own, Jackson initially met with limited success. His first solo hit was "Off the Wall" and perhaps his greatest success came with the release of his album "Thriller," which set worldwide records for sales.
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Johannesburg Summit 2002-the World Summit on Sustainable Development-will bring together tens of thousands of participants, including heads of State and Government, national delegates and leaders from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), businesses and other major groups to focus the world's attention and direct action toward meeting difficult challenges, including improving people's lives and conserving our natural resources in a world that is growing in population, with ever-increasing demands for food, water, shelter, sanitation, energy, health services and economic security.

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
(Born: October 29, 1938)

Ellen Johnson
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is the President of Liberia. Her victory was formally announced by the Liberian electoral commission on 23rd November 2005 following the 2005 election. She is the first elected female President of an African country. Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf is the mother of four sons and has six grandchildren. Recipient of the 1988 Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom of Speech Award - Ralph Bunche International Leadership Award Grand Commander Star of Africa Redemption of Liberia - Commandeur de l'Ordre du Togo (Commander of the Order of Togo).
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