From part 2: In that hotel, that day we struggled and argued the pro and cons and finally he made the decision. At that moment he decided to run for President of the United States
November 3, 1983, Rev Jesse L. Jackson announced that he was running to be the President of United States. The room was filled to the brim with blacks and white, leaders and followers, Secret Service and two hecklers who were escorted out of the room. American and African American history was made that day and the following months. During the exploratory period, Jackson was awarded Secret Service protection the first ever at that early stage in presidential campaigns. For the record Jackson received more threats and attempts against his life than all presidential campaigns combined at that point in history.
Love, Preston Jr., "Presidential Politics and the Black Vote, Part 3 of 3" (2016). Black Studies Faculty Publications. 39.
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