Joanna Banks donated her collection of Jesse Jackson memorabilia from his 1984 campaign. Items include a campaign button, hat, and bumper sticker.
Related archival materials: Copies of Newsweek and Time magazines with Jesse Jackson on the cover dated May 7, 1984. Contact the Archivist for more information.
Jesse Jackson was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. He is an American civil rights activist and ordained Baptist minister. In 1984 and 1988 he was a candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination. Jackson organized the Rainbow Coalition in 1984, which merged in 1996 with Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity.)
Copies of Newsweek and Time magazines with Jesse Jackson on the cover dated May 7, 1984. Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.