Annual NAN convention wraps up with action plan

AmNews Staff Reports | 4/26/2018, 10:45 a.m.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network convened their annual national convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square ...
Robert Smith, Chairman W. Franklyn Richardson, Joy-Ann Reid, MLK III, Aisha McShaw, the Rev. Al Sharpton, Tarana Burke, John Donovan, Kerry Kennedy, the Rev. Charles Williams and Dominique Sharpton Terrence Jenning photo

The Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network convened their annual national convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel last week.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The convention welcomed civil rights leaders and allies from around the country as the civil rights community refocused efforts to resist a hostile presidential administration in the upcoming midterm elections.

MLK III, Chairman W. Franklin Richardson, Common and the Rev. Al Sharpton

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MLK III, Chairman W. Franklin Richardson, Common and the Rev. Al Sharpton

The NAN convention brought together influential national leaders from the Civil Rights Movement, government, labor, religion, business, media, the Black church and the activist community to reflect on King’s legacy and influence while celebrating today’s civil rights leaders and examining the path forward.

Joy-Ann Reid

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Joy-Ann Reid

Attendees at this year’s convention included former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., U.S Sen. Kamala Harris, U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders, Mayor Bill de Blasio, First Lady Chirlane McCray and Gov. Andrew Cuomo.