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Obama to Deliver Keynote at Al Sharpton Event

Obama to Deliver Keynote at Al Sharpton Event

Days after announcing his 2012 presidential bid, Obama will head to New York City Wednesday to speak at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network annual “Keepers of the Dream” gala.

Published April 4, 2011

Days after announcing his 2012 presidential bid, Obama will head to New York City Wednesday to speak at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network annual “Keepers of the Dream” convention.

The event, which runs from April 6 to 9, will also mark the organization’s 20th anniversary. In addition to panels and special events centered on education, health care, youth violence and social justice, the National Action Network will also be honoring legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, NBA Hall of Famer and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson and actor Samuel Jackson and wife Latanya.

The president was just in New York City last week, speaking at a $30,800 per plate fundraiser at an upscale Harlem restaurant that ended up raising about $1.5 million for the Democratic party.

 

(Photo: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Written by Hortense M. Barber

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