Reverend Al Sharpton was born Alfred Charles Sharpton Jr. on October 3, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. Outspoken and sometimes controversial, Sharpton has become a leading figure in the fight against racial prejudice and injustice. He developed his commanding speaking style as a child. A frequent churchgoer, Sharpton became an ordained minister in the Pentecostal church at the age of 10. He often traveled to deliver sermons and once toured with Mahalia Jackson, a famous gospel singer. In 1971, he established the National Youth Movement. His many critics and supporters have watched him run for Senate, mayor of New York, and candidate for president. His dramatic style brings popular and media attention to his causes.
A well-known public figure, Sharpton continues to share his views and to tackle today’s issues through his television and radio programs. He has been the host of PoliticsNation since 2011. He also has his own syndicated radio show.
Al Sharpton’s Shows
- The Reverend “Al Sharpton Show” – Monday – Friday 12pm – 3pm