Jesse Jackson in his prime was one of the most powerful public speakers I've ever seen. He is a well known American civil rights activist, ran for president in 1984 and 88. And gave some of those rousing speeches at political conventions ever seen. What Jesse Jackson did so well is speak with tremendous passion. And he would even rhyme he would say things like put hope in your brains not dope in your veins. You just couldn't help but laugh, smile, but it was memorable.
It made the point this is someone who was a master at presenting his ideas to the news media getting tremendous attendance. He is still alive as of this posting as of this creation in 2018 for this course, he's not as active as he once was. That's why I'm using was instead of his I urge you to take a look at the speech below that I've selected for you. And I think what you're going to find is someone who just has tremendous passion. There's energy, the feeling that comes out. Here's the thing about Jesse Jackson.
He certainly wasn't born a natural speaker. He was born in poverty, and he had a severe stuttering problem. But he overcame that. So ask yourself, do you have any problems like severe stuttering severe poverty that you're dealing with? If so, you're in good company? If not, what do you have to complain about?
Because Jesse Jackson has spoken to millions and millions throughout his country and all over the globe as well and had a huge impact on political debates and in the civil rights movement. So take a look below. He certainly is a character who has some controversy as almost all the political speakers on referencing in this course have controversy. They're not all universally Beloved. But listen to him whether you agree or disagree with his politics or policies. There is almost a music to his voice and a rhythm that is quite captivating.
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