Know Our Names: The Story of Rev. Al Sharpton

Ronnesha Rodgers

Al Sharpton
Al Sharpton.

Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr., better known as Reverend Al Sharpton, served as a prominent civil rights leader during his lifetime. He is a civil rights activist, a minister, radio and television host, and advocate for racial equality.

The New York native attended Brooklyn College, but only lasted two years before dropping out. Sharpton continued to be active on the political scene leading multiple protest against racial discrimination. Through his career, Sharpton has continued his outspoken ways, which led to his nickname “The King of Soundbites.” Sharpton uses his outspoken personality to rally people together and bring media attention to racism across the United States.

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