Episode 5: Pastor and activist Al Sharpton, author of Rise Up

A conversation with pastor and activist Al Sharpton about the George Floyd trial, Sharpton's upbringing in poverty, his relationship to James Brown, and more
April 30, 2021

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Here in the fifth episode of Madang, I talk with pastor and activist Al Sharpton about his book Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads. Sharpton is the host of MSNBC’s Politics Nation and the founder and president of National Action Network (NAN), one of the leading civile rights organization in the world. He's a renowned civil rights leader and the host of the nationally syndicated radio show “Keepin it Real.”

In this episode we talk about the George Floyd trial, Sharpton's upbringing in poverty, his relationship to James Brown, NAN, Scripture, activism, and more.