Fifty Years On: A Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson


Legendary civil rights leader the Rev. Jesse Jackson made history in his 1984 and 1988 presidential campaigns, in which he won 18 state contests and millions of votes, making him the first viable African-American candidate for President of the United States. He's been on the outside and the inside, protesting and leading, at every Democratic convention over the past 50 years. What progress has the party made? How has it been influenced by social movements? What role have Jackson-inspired initiatives played in opening the process up so that an African-American and now a woman could be nominated by the party?  Jackson will be interviewed by The Nation's chief political writer, John Nichols, and will be introduced by Nation Editor and Publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel.  Audience questions will follow the interview. 

This event is free and open to the public. First come, first served. Seating limited.  Sponsored by The Nation. Co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America. YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS SPECIAL EVENT; CLICK FREE TO REGISTER.

July 26, 2016 at 9am - 10:30am
William Way LGBT Center
1315 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
United States
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