Al Sharpton

Activist Born Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr. on October 3, 1954, he is the founder of the National Action Network, an organization dedicated to promoting “the modern civil rights agenda.” At age 10, Sharpton became an ordained minister and has since emerged as a leading voice on social issues. In the ‘60s Sharpton joined the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). In the ‘80s, Sharpton became a polarizing figure, taking on high profile cases such as Tawana Brawley’s, an African-American teenager who claimed white men raped her. He has since made several unsuccessful bids for public office, including a 2004 run for the Democratic presidential nomination. “The Rev” is the host of MSNBC’s PoliticsNation, as well as his own syndicated radio show.  He is also the 2012 recipient of the BET Humanitarian Award.

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Al Sharpton Is 'Very Disappointed' With Bill Cosby

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Michael Brown's Funeral to Be Held Monday, Al Sharpton to Deliver Eulogy

The family of Michael Brown has made funeral arrangements for Monday, Aug. 25. The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy at the memorial.
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