Jesse Jackson Interview by Arthur Kretchmer

Title

Jesse Jackson Interview by Arthur Kretchmer

Description

Jesse Jackson dropped out of the University of Illinois, where he only studied for one year, to return to his home in North Carolina in 1960. He then attended Agriculture and Technical College of North Carolina. Located in Greensboro, students from this school had just demonstrated in the first sit-in. After graduating in 1964, Jackson attended seminary school back in Chicago. In 1966, he met Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who then asked Jackson to head SCLC’s Northern economic plans. Jackson started running Operation Breadbasket, based in Chicago, in 1967, a group that was responsible for boycotting businesses in the ghetto who would not hire black workers or sell black products. Jackson was asked about non-violence and his views on the Black Panther Party’s beliefs, riots, reparations and welfare, “Afro” style and blackness, and Dr. King in this 1969 interview.

Creator

Playboy Magazine

Source

Special Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Date

1969-11

Rights

Materials in the Digital Collections at Atkins Library are provided free for educational use under fair use as outlined by current U.S. Copyright law and accompanying guidelines. Written permission from the J. Murrey Atkins Library or the rights holder must be obtained before using an item for publishing or commercial purposes.

Language

English

Type

Magazine

Identifier

AP2 .P69 v.16 no.3 Sept-Dec 1969

Original Format

Magazine Article

Files

Collection

Citation

Playboy Magazine, “Jesse Jackson Interview by Arthur Kretchmer,” Hef's Philosophy: Playboy and Revolution from 1965-1975, accessed January 19, 2022, https://forthearticles.omeka.net/items/show/42.