Excerpt of an address by reverend Jesse Jackson during the conference "Strategies and Tactics in the Struggle for Civil and Human Rights" at the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library -18 November 2002.
Excerpt note: reverend Jackson makes a slip of the tongue at the beginning of this segment when he refers to UNESCO as "UNICEF".
"We went around the South giving speeches, holding up the UNESCO study [on race], saying that blacks were not inferior. A world body had studied and concluded that we were not inferior. It was a big deal. UNESCO, a world body - not some Southern segregated school, not some Southern governor, not even the President - UNESCO said we were not inferior.”