Upstate native Jackson’s place in history

I’ll never forget something one of my editors at The Greenville News told me as he was assigning me to cover Jesse Jackson.

He said every time we wrote about Jesse, our phones would start ringing with angry callers threatening to cancel their subscription.

“But we’re not going to quit covering him if he’s making news,” he said.

This was around 2005. The Greenville native had long been a national

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