Jesse Helms

Jesse Alexander Helms, Jr. (October 18, 1921 – July 4, 2008) was a five-term Republican United States Senator from North Carolina who served as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from 1995 to 2001. A leading conservative, he helped organize and fund the conservative resurgence in the 1970s, aiding Ronald Reagan's quest for the White House and helping many local and regional candidates.
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  • Why brands make political statements now

    … In 1992, Michael Jordan declined to back civil rights leader Harvey Gantt in a Senate race against incumbent Republican Sen. Jesse Helms, a man who was by all accounts an unabashed racist. Helms opposed having Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday become a national holiday and reportedly antagonized a black Congress member by whistling “Dixie…

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