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Al Sharpton

Minister and Civil Rights Activist Al Sharpton
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Full Name: Alfred Charles Sharpton, Jr.
Profession: Minister and Civil Rights Activist

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: American Baptist minister, civil rights activist, television/radio talk show host and a trusted White House adviser who, according to 60 Minutes, has "become [President Obama's] go-to black leader".

Born: October 3, 1954
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Married Life

  • 1980-10-31 Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan

Historical Events

  • 1989-09-02 Reverend Al Sharpton leads a civil rights march through Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
  • 1990-01-12 Civil rights activist Reverend Al Sharpton is stabbed in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
  • 2020-06-04 Memorial for George Floyd led by Rev. Al Sharpton, killed in police custody, in Minneapolis, as 10th night of protests at his death held around the country

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