Thursday, February 4, 2016

“The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson was just 27 years old on...

"The Rev. Jesse L. Jackson was just 27 years old on September 22, 1969, when he led a rally of 4,000 people in Chicago, calling for an end to discrimination in the construction trades. "We were just fighting regular racial segregation, except it was segregation in the unions – as it was in the schools, as it was in the police and fire departments," he recalled recently in an interview with @nytimes. "It was as hostile as anything we faced in the South, maybe even more so." During #blackhistorymonth, we'll be sharing unpublished photos from the @nytimes's archives that reveal major moments in black history. The @nytimes staff photographer Gary Settle took this photograph. Visit the link in our profile to read our full interview with #JesseJackson. #UnpublishedBlackHistory" By nytimes on Instagram.

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