Description: Vintage "Run, Jesse, Run" Jesse Jackson Campaign Tee (1983). Short-sleeved ringer style. In good condition with minor toning. See photos. Shirt measurements below:

  • Chest: 17”
  • Neck: 7”
  • Sleeves: 7”
  • Length: 27”
  • Tag: Medium

About: In 1984, Jesse Jackson became the second African American (after Shirley Chisholm) to mount a nationwide campaign for President of the United States, running as a Democrat. In the primaries, Jackson, who had been written off by pundits as a fringe candidate with little chance at winning the nomination, surprised many when he took third place overall, behind Senator Gary Hart and former Vice President Walter Mondale, who eventually won the nomination. Jackson garnered 3,282,431 primary votes, or 18.2 percent of the total, in 1984. He won five primaries and caucuses: Louisiana, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, Virginia, and one of two separate contests in Mississippi.  He thus became the first African American candidate to win any major-party state primary or caucus. As he had gained 21 percent of the popular vote but only eight percent of delegates.

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