The University Record, October 1, 1996

Jackson urges students to register

"You don't have to march from Selma to Montgomery as we did in 1965 (or) face the threat of death or jail," the Rev. Jesse Jackson told a near-capacity crowd at Hill Auditorium last week. "All you have to do is do it. Knowing that your dignity is at stake, knowing that your ability to impact public policy is at stake, I challenge you this day," Jackson said at a rally urging students and the public to register to vote. His U-M visit was sponsored by a coalition of campus and community organizations and the Washtenaw County Chapter of the Rainbow Coalition.

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