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African American History

(1988) Rev. Jesse Jackson, “Keep Hope Alive”

In 1988, Rev. Jesse Jackson made a second unsuccessful run for the Democratic Nomination for President, losing out to Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis.  Jackson, however, gave another major address at the Democratic National Convention which met in Atlanta, Georgia.  The address, delivered on July 19 at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia, appears below. Tonight, …