Jesse Jackson

CHICAGO - NOVEMBER 04: Rev. Jesse Jackson reacts after projections show that Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) will be elected to serve as the next President of the United States of America during an election night gathering in Grant Park on November 4, 2008 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama defeated Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) by a wide margin in the election to become the first African-American U.S. President elect. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY == AFP

Bij dominee en burgerrechtenactivist Jesse Jackson liepen vannacht in Grant Park in Chicago de tranen over de wangen. Hij was getuige van de moord op Martin Luther King in Memphis veertig jaar geleden. Hij deed in 1984 en 1988 kansloze pogingen om presidentskandidaat voor de Democratische partij te worden.