Rev. Al Sharpton and NAN host Martin Luther King Jr. Day events across the country

AmNews Staff Reports | 1/23/2020, 7:13 p.m.
The Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network welcomed prominent elected officials and civil rights leaders at events all over ...
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and Rev. Al Sharpton Bill Moore photo

The Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network welcomed prominent elected officials and civil rights leaders at events all over the country on Monday, Jan. 20 to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and address how it can be protected in the age of Donald Trump. NAN chapters across the United States recognized the holiday with civil rights events in Washington, D.C.; New York City; Newark, N.J.; Cleveland, Ohio; Charleston, S.C.; Macon, Ga.; San Diego, Calif.; and many others.

In New York City, NAN held their Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Public Policy Forum at the National Action Network House of Justice in Harlem. Aside from Sharpton, those vying to be seen in the place included U.S. Representatives Yvette Clarke and Adriano Espaillat, Sen. Chuck Schumer, New York State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, New York State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, New York State Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, New York State Assemblyman Al Taylor, New York State Assemblyman Charles Fall, New York City Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, and New York City Councilwoman Ydanis Rodriguez.