Jesse Jackson: We Can Dream Again (1988)

Genres - Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Social Issues  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Jesse Jackson: We Can Dream Again is Jackson's July 1, 1988, speech to the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, GA. Jackson's 55-minute address is considered one of the greatest speeches ever delivered at an American nominating convention. The civil rights leader speaks of his impoverished childhood and his presidential hopes. The moving address, watched by millions of television viewers, displays the power of Jackson's dynamic charisma, which earned him comparisons to William Jennings Bryan's 1896 "Cross of Gold" speech. This presentation is an uncut and unedited version of Jackson's address.

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Black [race], charisma, Civil-Rights, convention, leader, speech, television