Office of the Chancellor

Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Section 1

A Conversation with Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr.

The Reverend Jesse Louis Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political figures. Over the past forty years, he has played a pivotal role in virtually every movement for empowerment, peace, civil rights, gender equality, and economic and social justice. On August 9, 2000, President Bill Clinton awarded Reverend Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.


• Dr. Rabbi Hillel Cohn, founding chairperson of the City of San Bernardino Human Relations Commission, board member of The Community Foundation of Riverside and San Bernardino, Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, and The Brightest Star
• T. Mychael Rambo, Actor, Orator, Activist
• Professor Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law University of California, Irvine School of Law

Video Recording