National Action Network turns 20

Rev. Al Sharpton

Happy 20th Birthday National Action Network!

Founded by Sharpton in 1991, the organization was one of the first civil rights groups of the 21st century. From the onset, the organization’s mission has been to to address the social and economic injustice experienced by Blacks in the United States. The main focus of Sharpton’s organization has been to tackle three key areas affecting minorities in America — the criminal justice system, social justice issues, and reducing verbal indecency within the African-American community. The National Action Network is headquartered in Harlem, New York, but currently has over forty active chapters nationwide.

An editorial in this week’s New York Amsterdam News, the legendary Black newspaper of New York, highlights the rise of Rev. Al Sharpton’s storied civil rights organization The National Action Network, which will celebrate its 20th year of operation April 6-9 at their national convention in New York City.

Source: New York’s Amsterdam News

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