New York City, New York, United States
04:16:45 - 04:21:31
FOR FULLL PERFORMANCE WITH AUDIO, PLEASE CONTACT WPA. Reverend Jesse Jackson speaks to studio audience about movement organizing: "Brothers & sisters, I have been given a rather awesome task tonight, and that is to describe in a measure what I do. Basically, I am a minister, but beyond that I am an organizer, and a mobilizer... Fundamental to organizing is communicating. In some measure, I have been fascinated lately by the styles of communication, as I have watched the great preachers in the order of the Rev. C.L. Franklin, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., & even the oratorial styles of the late Malcolm Shabazz." Jesse Jackson praises the poetry of Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Gwen Brooks, Don Lee & Marvin Gaye for the manner in which they communicate to their audience. Jesse Jackson reads a bouncy, street-inflected, self-penned poem entitled, "Survival to Me."