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Fifty Years On: A Conversation with Rev. Jesse Jackson
Tue, July 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EDT
Legendary civil rights leader 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.
Jackson has 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?
The Nation's chief political writer, John Nichols, will interview Jackson, with an introduction from Nation editor and publisher, Katrina vanden Heuvel. Audience questions will follow the interview.
This event is free and open to the public. Advance registration required. Seating available on a first come, first served basis. Sponsored by The Nation. Co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America.