Much of the press is speculating about whether President Obama's speech on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington can reach the “King standard.” But this is the wrong standard by which to measure the president.
About Jesse Jackson
The Rev. Jesse Louis Jackson Sr. is founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition and is one of America’s foremost civil rights, religious and political leaders. Over the past 40 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 Rev. Jackson the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.