The fight for freedom and equality for African Americans is one that's passed down from one generation to the next and from one era of black leadership to the next. Throughout the known history, the African American leadership has had a lot of outstanding men and women who made their mark and made a difference for black people in the United States. And that tradition carries on to this day with modern black leadership like Barrack Obama, Jesse Jackson and the Reverend Al Sharpton.
Jesse Jackson has organized his efforts to uphold the struggle for civil rights in one of the most groundbreaking organizations in history that came to be called the Rainbow Coalition. This organization exemplified the dreams and goals of the Reverend Jackson, without doubt. But it also represents the shared efforts of black Americans across the nation in modern times to retain the dream of Martin Luther King alive and moving forward.
Read more: Black History: The Rainbow Coalition Movement