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Jesse Jackson
Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. (né Burns; born October 8, 1941) is an American civil rights activist, Baptist
Baptist
minister, and politician. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988 and served as a shadow U.S. Senator for the District of Columbia from 1991 to 1997. He is the founder of the organizations that merged to form Rainbow/PUSH. Former U.S. Representative Jesse Jackson Jr.
Jesse Jackson Jr.
is his eldest son
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United States House Of Representatives
Majority (238)     Republican (238)Minority (193)     Democratic (193)Vacant (4)     Vacant (4)Length of termTwo yearsElectionsVoting systemFirst-past-the-post in most states; nonpartisan blanket primary with a majoritarian second round in 3 statesLast electionNovember 8, 2016Next electionNovember 6, 2018Redistricting State legislatures or redistricting commissions, varies by stateMeeting placeHouse of Representatives chamber United States
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Letterman (sports)
A letterman, in U.S. activities/sports, is a high school or college student who has met a specified level of participation or performance on a varsity team.Contents1 Overview 2 Letter jacket2.1 Appearance and style 2.2 Decorations 2.3 History 2.4 Traditions3 See also 4 ReferencesOverview[edit]A wool baseball jacket with embroidered letter "W" and award medals.The term comes from the practice of awarding each such participant a cloth "letter", which is usually the school's initial or initials, for placement on a "letter sweater" or "letter jacket" intended for the display of such an award
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John H White (photojournalist)
John H. White (born 1945 in Lexington, North Carolina) is an American photojournalist, recipient of a Pulitzer Prize in 1982. Contents1 Early life 2 Photo career 3 Notes 4 External linksEarly life[edit] When John H. White was nine years old, a teacher told him that he would grow up to work on a garbage truck because he was slow in math. At home, his father told him to grow up to be his best, to look for the best in others, and if he were to work on a garbage truck, fine—just be sure he's the driver. White has said that this was a turning point in his life.[1] Photo career[edit] White's father also played a pivotal role in his photography. At age 14, White's church burned down and his father asked him to take photos of the destruction and reconstruction
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District Of Columbia
Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia
District of Columbia
and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.[4] Founded after the American Revolution
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Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act
The Full Employment and Balanced Growth Act[1] (known informally as the Humphrey–Hawkins Full Employment Act) is an act of legislation by the United States government.Contents1 Impetus and strategy 2 Overview 3 Amendments 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksImpetus and strategy[edit] Unemployment and inflation levels began to rise in the early 1970s, reviving fears of an economic recession. In the past, the country's economic policy had been defined by the Employment Act
Employment Act
of 1946, which encouraged the federal government to pursue "maximum employment, production, and purchasing power" by cooperation with private enterprise
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CNN
Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel owned by the Turner Broadcasting
Turner Broadcasting
System, a division of Time Warner.[1] CNN
CNN
was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner
Ted Turner
as a 24-hour cable news channel.[2] Upon its launch, CNN
CNN
was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage,[3] and was the first all-news television channel in the United States.[4] While the news channel has numerous affiliates, CNN
CNN
primarily broadcasts from the Time Warner
Time Warner
Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and Los Angeles. Its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta
Atlanta
is only used for weekend programming. CNN
CNN
is sometimes referred to as CNN/U.S
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Jim Crow
Jim Crow laws
Jim Crow laws
were state and local laws that enforced racial segregation in the Southern United States. Enacted by white Democratic-dominated state legislatures in the late 19th century after the Reconstruction period, these laws continued to be enforced until 1965. They mandated racial segregation in all public facilities in the states of the former Confederate States of America, starting in the 1870s and 1880s, and upheld by the United States Supreme Court's "separate but equal" doctrine for African Americans. Public education had essentially been segregated since its establishment in most of the South after the Civil War. This principle was extended to public facilities and transportation, including segregated cars on interstate trains and, later, buses
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Segregation In The US South
Racial segregation
Racial segregation
in the United States, as a general term, includes the segregation or separation of access to facilities, services, and opportunities such as housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation along racial lines
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University Of Illinois
The University of Illinois
Illinois
is a system of public universities in Illinois
Illinois
consisting of three universities: Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana–Champaign. Across its three universities, the University of Illinois
Illinois
System enrolls more than 80,000 students.[1] It had an operating budget of $5.6 billion in 2015.[1] Contents1 System1.1 Chicago 1.2 Springfield 1.3 Urbana–Champaign 1.4 Global Campus2 Foundation 3 Alumni Association 4 Further reading 5 References 6 External linksSystem[edit] The University of Illinois
Illinois
System of universities comprises three universities in the U.S. state of Illinois: Urbana–Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield
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Minister Of Religion
In Christianity, a minister is a person authorized by a church, or other religious organization, to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community
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Historically Black University
Origins of the civil rights movement
Origins of the civil rights movement
· Civil rights movement
Civil rights movement
· Black Power movementPost–civil rights era
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North Carolina
As of 2000English 90.70% Spanish 6.18%[2]Demonym North Carolinian (official); Tar Heel
Tar Heel
(colloquial)Capital RaleighLargest city CharlotteLargest metro Charlotte
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Racism In The United States
Racism
Racism
in the United States
United States
has been widespread since the colonial era. Legally or socially sanctioned privileges and rights were given to white Americans
Americans
but denied to Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Hispanic
Hispanic
and Latino Americans. European Americans (particularly the affluent white Anglo-Saxon Protestants) were granted exclusive privileges in matters of education, immigration, voting rights, citizenship, land acquisition, and criminal procedure over periods of time extending from the 17th century to the 1960s. However, non-Protestant immigrants from Europe; particularly Irish people, Poles, and Italians, suffered xenophobic exclusion and other forms of ethnicity-based discrimination in American society, were vilified as racially inferior and were not considered fully white
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ESPN.com
ESPN.com
ESPN.com
is the official website of ESPN. It is owned by ESPN
ESPN
Internet Ventures, a division of ESPN
ESPN
Inc.Contents1 History 2 Columnists 3 Local sites3.1 Current4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Since launching in April 1995 as ESPNet.SportsZone.com,[2] the website has developed numerous sections including: Page 2, SportsNation, ESPN3, ESPN
ESPN
Motion, My ESPN, ESPN
ESPN
Sports Travel, ESPN
ESPN
Video Games, ESPN
ESPN
Insider, ESPN.com's Fanboard, ESPN
ESPN
Fantasy Sports, ESPNU.com, and ESPN
ESPN
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Harry Edwards (sociologist)
Harry Edwards (born November 22, 1942) is an American sociologist and civil rights activist. He completed his Ph.D.
Ph.D.
at Cornell University and is Professor Emeritus of Sociology
Sociology
at the University of California, Berkeley. Edwards' career has focused on the experiences of African-American athletes.Contents1 Career 2 Publications 3 Further reading 4 Notes 5 References 6 External linksCareer[edit] Edwards' career has focused on the experiences of African-American athletes and he is a strong advocate of black participation in the management of professional sports. He has served as a staff consultant to the San Francisco 49ers
San Francisco 49ers
football team and to the Golden State Warriors basketball team
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