Rev. Al Sharpton is a longtime civil rights activist, former presidential candidate and founder and president of the National Action Network. In his new book, “Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America,” Sharpton chronicles the tumultuous year following the death of George Floyd and shines a light on the everyday heroes fighting to advance equal justice for all.

Highlights

“He made the speech I felt was strong… I just wish we had done it earlier… I’m glad I was in Atlanta to finally hear him use that one word: filibuster.” (Washington Post Live)
“It is important, and I’ve said to Sen. Schumer, that they proceed and get this vote. We need to have a roll call on who’s on what side at this time in America. And I think people need to be clear, or their Sen. is saying that ‘I am not for voting rights.’” (Washington Post Live)
“What was unpresidential about saying where the American divide is… about challenging people to protect the right to vote? Let’s understand what we’re talking about now.” (Washington Post Live)

Rev. Al Sharpton

Rev. Al Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation” and the founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civil rights organizations in the world. With over 40 years of experience as a community leader, politician, minister and advocate, the Rev. Al Sharpton is one of America’s most-renowned civil rights leaders. Sharpton also hosts the nationally syndicated radio show, “Keepin’ It Real”, which broadcasts in 40 markets, five days a week. He resides in New York.