Rev. Jesse Jackson will be turning 81 on Saturday October 8th. It has been an honor to edit his book, Keeping Hope Alive: Sermons and Speeches of Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., published by Orbis Books. The book is a collection of Rev. Jackson’s speeches and sermons. It also includes both of his DNC’s speeches. It is a living historical document which I hope you, your churches, classes and communities will have a chance to read.