A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union

Advancing New American Rights

Jesse L. Jackson Jr.


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Race, from the beginning and more than any other element, has shaped America's institutions, its economics, politics, laws, social structures, and political attitudes.  Congressman Jackson considers race to be the focal point of America through the language of the economy because "the economy is the hearing aid through which Americans hear all political dialogue."  In this thought provoking work, Jackson provides ample documentation and insightful analysis of the inextricable link between race and economics.  More important Jackson proposes a radical economic strategy and program of new human rights that would build A More Perfect Union for all Americans and put them in a better position to come to grips with this enduring American legacy.


Jesse L. Jackson Jr.:

A Representative from Illinois; born in Greenville, Pickens County, S.C., March 11, 1965; B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Greensboro, N.C., 1987; M.A., Chicago Theological Seminary, Chicago, Ill., 1989; J.D., University of Illinois College of Law, Chicago, Ill., 1993; secretary, Democratic National Committee’s Black Caucus; national field director, National Rainbow Coalition, 1993-1995; member, Rainbow/PUSH Coalition; elected as a Democrat to the One Hundred Fourth Congress, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of United States Representative Mel Reynolds, reelected to the eight succeeding Congresses until his resignation on November 21, 2012 (December 12, 1995-November 21, 2012); elected to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, but declined his seat. Congressman has authored 4 books, most recently; Loving You Thinking of You Don’t Forget to Pray with his mother, Mrs. Jacqueline L. Jackson.

Frank E. Watkins was the Press Secretary and Director of Communication for Jesse Jackson Jr, and has served as the the Press Secretary and Political Director for Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr. for over 50 years.