Jesse Jackson At "Re-Elect President Carter" Rally | History of SC Slide Collection

South Carolina native Jesse Jackson, born in Greenville in poverty, became an important national African-American leader because of his charismatic personality and his organization of African-American self-help movements that stressed the need for economic equality. Here Jackson appears as the principal speaker at a "Re-elect President Carter" rally on the State House steps on September 23, 1980.

Courtesy of "The State" newspaper.