Rev. Jesse Jackson and Others

Rev. Jesse Jackson was the second African America to run for the Democratic presidential nomination. A civil rights activist, and Baptist minister, he ran twice in 1984 and 1988. In 1984, he was pretty much written off as a fringe candidate. Therefore, it was quite a surprise when he came in third in the nominationContinue reading “Rev. Jesse Jackson and Others”

Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed and Unbought

This year’s race for the U.S. Democratic nomination has been interesting to watch and it got me thinking about the other African American candidates of the past. Interesting enough, they have all run during my lifetime. I decided to work on ink portraits of each candidate as way to practice my technique. I’m no historian,Continue reading “Shirley Chisholm: Unbossed and Unbought”