Jesse Jackson’s Family Life
Born on October 8th, 1941 Jesse Jackson is one of the most influential social activists in America. Jesse Jackson has championed the causes for various black Americans. Owing to his great work, Jesse Jackson was voted as the most important black leader in a poll in 2006. He was ordained by a Baptist church and is hence better known as reverend Jesse Jackson.
The childhood of Jesse Jackson was not very eventful as he was brought up by his mother. His father got married to another woman and played no role in his upbringing. Even his step father adopted Jesse Jackson after a wait of 14 years. Some reports suggest that reverend Jesse Jackson met with a lot of racial discrimination early in his life and during his academic term as well. However, he continued the struggle and went on to become the legendary reverend Jesse Jackson, the famous black leader.
His own personal life has also been in limelight. His eldest son, Jesse Jackson Jr is an active political figure. Jesse Jackson married childhood sweetheart Jacqueline Brown in the year 1962. They had a great married life as Jesse Jackson fathered five children. Not all his children have seen the media spotlight, but his eldest son Jesse Jackson Jr has had his share of media spotlight. Jesse Jackson Jr also supported his father’s presidential campaign. After that, he has been actively participating in the political game.
Although, Jesse Jackson has a great married life with little troubles, his marriage hit an extreme low after the media reported that reverend Jesse Jackson had an affair with his staffer Karin Stanford. Jesse Jackson reportedly even had a child with her. Media reports claim that he had to give a lot of money as alimony. It is also believed that Jesse Jackson reportedly pays 4000$ per month as child support fee. However, there have been no official figures regarding the incident. This incident is perhaps the only glitch in the personal life of Jesse Jackson who had otherwise a smooth life with his wife and children.
There have been no reports regarding rift with his wife and they are still together savoring the flavor of their marriage. Having a troubled childhood made Jesse Jackson a nice father and he has been really good with his kids. There have been no reports of any kind of dispute between Jesse Jackson and any of his five kids. Not all are actively involved in the social circle, but even then given the reach of the media; any major dispute should have caught the media frenzy.
Thus, the iconic black leader had a great family life post his marriage. The same could not be inferred for his family life as a child. Shunned by his father and not accepted by his stepdad, his family life is not the brightest of all. He had a lot of trouble growing up but with his kids, he seems to make up for the lost times. No wonder, he is a family man.
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