The South Shore Cultural Center was the place to see and be seen Saturday night. I always enjoy the chance to put on the penguin suit, so I thought it would be fun to rub shoulders with some movers and shakers, plus take some pics at the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s 65th birthday party.
There was a lot of political power in the room — Jesse, Al, Blago, Daley — plus, I got to see experience the rock star aura that is . But this wasn’t about politics. It was kind of nice to see the good Reverend obviously enjoying the evening with his wife, Jacqueline.
Jackson usually provokes a strong reaction from people, either one way or the other. But walking through the various rooms that they had set up at the party with pictures detailing his decades of civil and human rights activism, you couldn’t help but be reminded of the impact he’s had. It was one night where politics and strong rhetoric took a back seat. Happy birthday Jesse.