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