Since 1991, the National Action Network has been the premier civil rights organization in New York City. It’s founder, the Reverend Al Sharpton is, arguably, New York’s, and the country’s most visible civil rights leader. Reverend Sharpton joins In Focus as he marks 50 years as a preacher and activist (he started when he was just 13). He talks about the pure scope of NAN’s advocacy, speaking out about issues like gun control, education, voting rights and, of course, police brutality. But he also speaks to the future of NAN and activism in general, and why it is so important, as the old guard moves out, there is a new guard, finding their own voices and their own passions.

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