Jesse C. Duke was a religious and political leader in Alabama who established and edited the Baptist Montgomery Herald newspaper and served as a Selma University trustee. He advocated for civil rights for African Americans. Duke was born into enslavement. In the 1870s he owned a grocery store and was a teacher. He established the Herald in the 1880s. Duke was an influential political leader among Republicans. He wrote an anti-lynching article that called out white journalists for turning a blind to the children fathered by white men and African American women, drawing a strong reaction that instigated Duke fleeing with his family to Pine Bluff, Arkansas where he started another newspaper. Local whites held a public meeting and condemned him as a vile and dangerous character after he published a statement about the growing appreciation a white "Juliet" could have for a "colored Romeo". Duke condemned biased all-white juries and the convict labor system it supplied.
About Jesse Duke
YouTuber whose channel, Jesse Duke, earned more than 50,000 subscribers. His videos deal with his daily life and experiences as well as various LGBT-related topics.
Jesse Duke Before Fame
When he was two years old, he and his family moved to Florida and briefly lived there before moving back to Canada. He played rugby as a teenager.
Achievement of Jesse Duke
His video of himself coming out as gay to his sister earned more than 1 million views.
Jesse Duke Family Life
He has two older sisters, both of whom are significantly older than him. He and his boyfriend Patrick were together for a year and a half before Patrick suddenly passed away.
Associations of Jesse Duke
He has featured fellow YouTuber David Levitz on his channel.
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