Al Sharpton is an iconic American civil lights, radio/television talk show host and Baptist minister known for his decades of fighting against injustice and racial prejudice. U.S. President Barack Obama once referred to him as the “voice for the voiceless”. In 1999, he founded the civil rights organization the National Action Network. He is widely regarded as one of the most prominent civil rights activist in the entire history of America.
He was born to Ada and Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr. He got married to singer Kathy Jordan in 1980. He and Kathy separated in 2004.
He was only 4 years old when he preached his first sermon.
In 1991, he survived an assassination attempt after being stabbed in the chest while he was about leading a protest in Brooklyn, New York.
In 2008, it was reported that he owed about $1.5 million to the IRS.
I was raised by a single mother who made a way for me. She used to scrub floors as a domestic worker, put a cleaning rag in her pocketbook and ride the subways in Brooklyn so I would have food on the table. But she taught me as I walked her to the subway that life is about not where you start, but where you're going. That's family values.Al Sharpton
If Charlton Heston can have a constitutional right carry a rifle, why can't grandma have a constitutional right to health care?Al Sharpton
The dream was not to put one black family in the White House, the dream was to make everything equal in everybody's house.Al Sharpton
is a famous American minister, talk show host, and activist,
who was born on
October 3, 1954. As a person born on this date, Al Sharpton is listed in our database as the 17th
most popular celebrity for the day (October 3) and the 46th most popular for the year (1954).
People born on October 3
fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales.
Al Sharpton is the 378th most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Al Sharpton's birthday, Al Sharpton is the 2535th most famous American and ranks 202nd in famous people born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
In general, Al Sharpton ranks as the 4507th
most popular famous person, and the 18th most popular activist / civil rights leader of all time.
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