1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection is comprised of campaign materials from Jackson’s 1984 campaign for the Texas Democratic Primary.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish or reproduce materials from 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign must be obtained from the African American Library at the Gregory School or the appropriate copyright holder.
Jesse Louis Jackson is an American politician, civil rights activist, and Baptist minister. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 1984 and 1988.
Jackson was the second African-American to mount a nationwide campaign for the Presidency. He garnered 3.5 million votes during the primaries, third behind candidates Hart and Mondale. He won in Virginia, South Carolina, and Louisiana, and split Mississippi, where there were two separate contests for Democratic delegates. Through the process, Jackson helped confirm the black electorate's importance to the Democratic Party in the South at the time.
.75 Linear Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
These records were formerly housed at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library as RG F 0021 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection and were transferred to the African American Library at the Gregory School, Houston Public Library in May 2019.
Donated by: Unknown.
Processed by: George Werner, October 1984.
- RG 0051 1984 Texas Jackson-for-President Campaign Collection
- An inventory of records at the African American Library at the African American Library at the Gregory School
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- Finding aid written in English.
Part of the Gregory School Repository