Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
Willie T. Barrow, 90, helped found Operation PUSH and has made a mark in Chicago.
On January 4, 1984, the Rev. Jesse Jackson brought then Navy Lt. Robert Goodman home. Jackson had negotiated Goodman’s release after he was held captive in Syria.
The day after former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned from Congress, things were quiet at the home of Jackson’s famous father. But Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. did come out to talk to reporters on Thanksgiving.
Rev. Jesse Jackson said Wednesday that his son Jesse Jackson Jr.’s decision to resign from Congress has caused “a great sense of pain” for his family, but he said they’ve been encouraged by all the support they’ve received from the public.
There was little mention of what has been going on with U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. at Saturday morning’s Rainbow-PUSH forum at the organization’s South Side headquarters.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. said Thursday that his Congressman son is “unwell” and “rebuilding his strength,” but had little else to say on the subject.