WorldCat Identities

Jackson, Jesse 1941-

Works: 759 works in 977 publications in 1 language and 36,739 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Gospel music  Music  Popular music  Soul music  Rhythm and blues music  Film adaptations  Fiction  Sources 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Commentator, Performer, Speaker, Narrator, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Classifications: E185.61, 301.45196073
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Jesse Jackson
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Most widely held works by Jesse Jackson
Legal lynching : the death penalty and America's future by Jesse Jackson( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Argues that the death penalty is morally wrong, an ineffective deterrent, and an instrument of a justice system exemplified by systematic legal error and widespread racial bias
Legal lynching : racism, injustice, and the death penalty by Jesse Jackson( Book )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Legal Lynching is an impassioned rebuttal to advocates of the death penalty: legal executions are unjustly administered, are morally indefensible and fail to deter crime. A comprehensive rejection of the knee-jerk solution to the rise in violent crime, Legal Lynching comprises a history of state-sponsored execution, a consideration of the statistical evidence, an examination of scriptural justification for the taking of a life, and, most chilling, the true-life stories of those condemned to die who were later found to be innocent. With eloquent determination, Jackson examines the recent history of the death penalty. He reflects on high-profile cases, such as that of Mumia Abu-Jamal; assesses the state of the opposition movement; and reveals irrefutable discrepancies in the implementation of the death penalty based on race, class, sex, and geography. By giving lie to the notion that justice is administered blindly and fairly in the life-and-death cases, Jackson's exposition is an inspiring call to action
4 little girls by Spike Lee( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a bomb tears through the basement of a black Baptist church on a peaceful fall morning, it takes the lives of four young girls; Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. This racially motivated crime, taking place at a time when the civil rights movement is burning with a new flame, could have doused that flame forever. Instead it fuels a nation's outrage and brings Birmingham, Alabama to the forefront of America's concern
The sixties the years that shaped a generation ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary features revealing interviews with the prominent figures of the era including: Barbara Ehrenreich, Daniel Ellsberg, Jesse Jackson, Tom Hayden, Arlo Guthrie, Henry Kissinger, Norman Mailer, Robert McNamara, Ed Messe III and Bobby Seale
Why we can't wait by Martin Luther King( Book )
5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paperback reissue of a classic not only examines King's Birmingham campaign for civil rights, but the history of the struggle and the tasks that await future generations fighting for equality. New Afterword by Rev. Jesse Jackson. Reissue
In remembrance of Martin ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Personal comments from family, friends, and advisors fill this remarkable documentary honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coretta Scott King joins the Reverend Ralph Abernathy, Julian Bond, Jimmy Carter, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, Senator Edward Kennedy, John Lewis, Bishop Desmond Tutu, and Andrew Young, who recall Dr. King's career and trace his leadership in the civil rights movement. Includes portions of his "I Have a Dream" speech
The two nations of black America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a growing economic divide in black America. Today, America's black middle class is the largest in its history, yet roughly one-third of black America continues to live in poverty. This film measures the economic and social success of the civil rights movement and the gap between middle class and poor African-Americans through interviews with noted Afro-Americans and historical film footage
It's about the money! : the fourth movement of the Freedom Symphony : how to build wealth, get access to capital, and achieve your financial dreams by Jesse Jackson( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Advice for financial success, specifically for African Americans
Wattstax by Mel Stuart( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documents the concert that came to be known as 'the Black Woodstock,' held on the anniversary of 1965 Watts Riot, and had 100,000 in attendance
King man of peace in a time of war ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colin Powell, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Quincy Jones are among the celebrated figures who pay tribute to the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King on this documentary program
Keep hope alive : Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign : a collection of major speeches, issue papers, photographs, and campaign analysis by Jesse Jackson( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great American speeches 80 years of political oratory ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of visually recorded American oratory and discusses the evolution of how, through technology, politicians appear to the public. Each segment has narrative perspective and visual clips which portray that historical era
Anchor man by Jesse Jackson( Book )
9 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Being the only African American student in Arlington High School, and a star athlete, puts Charley in a unique situation when the mostly-African American high school burns down and those students are brought to Arlington
Harvest of empire ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This powerful documentary exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S., but must become part of our national conversation about immigration
The greatest speeches of all-time ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seen and heard in this original footage are the dramatic speeches from world leaders that changed the course of history and inspired millions worldwide
One Lord, one faith, one baptism by Aretha Franklin( Recording )
6 editions published between 1987 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mahalia Jackson the power and the glory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and career of gospel singer Mahalia Jackson
Great speeches ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents famous speeches, each with an introduction detailing the time, place and events surrounding it
40 years later : our people ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 40 years since the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., how far have African Americans advanced in American society? This film touches on the socioeconomic status of Blacks in America, the election of Barack Obama, and explores the question "does racism still exist?"
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Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.06 for The pictur ... to 0.77 for A conversa ...)
Alternative Names
Jackson, Jesse L. 1941-
Jackson, Jesse L. senior 1941-
Jackson, Jesse L. sr. 1941-
Jackson, Jesse Louis 1941-
Jackson, Jesse Louis senior 1941-
Jackson, Jesse Louis sr. 1941-
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