Profession: Minister and Civil Rights Activist
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".
- 1980-10-31 Baptist minister Al Sharpton (26) weds back up singer Kathy Jordan
- 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