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Jesse Jackson: The condition of Black America

Date: February 6, 1984

Author: unknown

Biographical/Historical abstract:

Additional contributor: Greensboro Daily News


North Carolina A&T State University alumnus Jesse Jackson, then the director of Operation PUSH and a N.C. A&T trustee, offers a question & answer interview to the Greensboro Daily News and discusses contemporary race relations and, in particular, the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Jackson is, at one point, quoted as saying, “It's clear that until blacks are 50-plus percent of the population they will not be mayor, they will not get a congressman from this area, and no matter how brilliant they come out of the schools they will not be governor or U.S. senator. It's as clear as 100 white U.S. senators.”

This article was saved in a scrapbook by Clarence “Curly” Harris, manager of the Greensboro Woolworth store at the time of the sit-ins. The clipping appears to be incomplete.


Format of original: Newspaper Clippings

Collection: Clarence Lee Harris Papers

Repository: The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Item#: 1.4.912

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