ABOUT THE EVENT
The Civil Rights Movement with Reverend Al Sharpton. In recognition of Black History Month, Reverend Al Sharpton will join the The Common Good to discuss The Civil Rights Movement – where we’ve been and how the fight continues. Moderated by Jill Iscol and Ralph Dawson.
Thursday, March 18, 5:00pm-6:00pm ET.
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Reverend Al Sharpton,is an internationally renowned civil rights leader, Baptist minister, politician, talk show host, and founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), which has more than 100 chapters across the country. Reverend Sharpton is also the host of “PoliticsNation” on MSNBC; a nationally syndicated daily radio show “Keepin’ It Real”; and a nationally broadcast radio show on Sunday titled, “The Hour of Power.”
A disciple of the teachings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Reverend Sharpton has been at the forefront of the modern civil rights movement for nearly half of a century. He has championed police reform and accountability, calling for the elimination of unjust policies like “Stop-and-Frisk.” Reverend Sharpton also has a brief history of advocating for voting rights, equity in education and healthcare, LGBTQ rights. Sharpton’s advocacy efforts and “tell it like it is” personality led to him being hailed as a “champion for the downtrodden” by former and first African American President Barack Obama