30 January 2009

"Tears will get you sympathy. Sweat will get you change."

On January 18th, I posted an entry on the Cleveland Public Library's Martin Luther King, Jr., photographs collection. One of the photographs in the section labeled "Martin Luther King, Jr., in Cleveland" includes a famous South Carolinian.

Q: Who is that Palmetto State native?
A: Jesse Jackson.

Q: What photograph number contains his/her visage?
A: "Martin Luther King, Jr. in Cleveland", photograph #4

A bit more about: Jesse Jackson was born Oct. 8, 1941 in Greenville, SC where he lived until graduation from Sterling High School. A brief stint at University of Illinois introduced Jackson to Chicago. However, he completed his undergraduate career at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical College in Greensboro (now known as NC State). He permanently relocated to Chicago in the early 1960s to study theology and participate in the rising Civil Rights movement. He joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1965.

You can read much more about this native son of South Carolina in the Biography Resource Center database, provided to Beaufort County Library cardholders by DISCUS, SC's Virtual Library. Thousands of magazines, newspapers, and reference books are available 24/7 through the online resources of DISCUS - South Carolina's Virtual Library.

Contact one of our branch libraries to secure the user name and password required to gain access to this subscription database.

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