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COVER STORIES: Jesse Jackson spearheads a new black drive for political power

COVER STORIES

Jesse Jackson spearheads a new black drive for political power

Run, Jesse, run! Run, Jesse, run.The chants roll toward him, rumbling like a pent-up storm, rising to the rafters and the stained-glass portrait of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. With the practiced rhythms of preacher and pitchman, he launches his sermon on power. "There's a freedom train acoming," he intones. "But you got to be registered to ride." Amen! "Get on board! Get on board!" There is fire in his eyes, a pin in his starched collar, a finger in the air. "We can move from...

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