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ALFRED CHARLES SHARPTON

OCTOBER 3, 1954

 

 

 

Civil Rights and  Social Justice Activist, Radio and Television commentator. Host of Keeping It Real, White House adviser, Democratic U. S. presidential election nominee, Political Nations talk show and Baptist Minister. In 1991, Sharpton founded the National Action Network, an organization designed to increase voter education, to provide services to those in poverty, and to support small community businesses.
Alfred was born in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City, to Afred Charles Sharpton Sr. and Ada Richard. He attended and graduated from Samuel J. Tilden High School in Brooklyn, and attended Brooklyn College, dropping out after two years in 1975. In 1972, he accepted the position of youth director for the presidential campaign of African-American Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. He also worked in the music industry from 1973-1980 in tour management.
HE IS FAMOUS FOR THE TAWANA BRAWLEY INCIDENT which is still controversial after the all officers were found innocent with unfounded evidence.

WORK AS FBI INFORMANT
Al Sharpton said in 1988 that he informed for the government in order stem the flow of crack cocaine into black neighborhoods. He denied informing on civil rights leaders .Alfred is referred to in FBI documents as “CI-7.

ACTIVISMS
Bernhard Goetz
Howard Beach
Bensonhurst
Yusef Hawkins

Crown Heights Riot
Freddie’s Fashion Mart
Amadou Diallo
Tyisha Miller
Vieques
Navy-Vieques protests
Ousmane Zongo
Sean Bell

Dunbar Village
Tanya McDowell
George Zimmerman Shooting of Trayvon Martin
Eric Garner

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