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It’s Been a Long Time Coming, But Permanent Change Is Within Our Grasp

Posted 12/15/2014

Marching for Congressional Action on Police Brutality

Posted 12/8/2014

Sustained Indignation

Posted 12/1/2014


Trayvon Martin: Crowd presses city council members to say they believe Zimmerman should be arrested

Posted 03/26/2012

‘You are risking going down as the Birmingham and Selma of the 21st century,’ Al Sharpton tells Sanford By Susan Jacobson, Orlando Sentinel 5:34 PM CDT, March 26, 2012   SANFORD – Speaker, one after the next, in a packed Sanford Civic Center, have pressed city council members to say – for the record –…

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Sharpton Promises More Protests Over Trayvon Martin Shooting

Posted 03/25/2012

He says it’s important for the country to continue to show “sustained indignation” about the death of the unarmed teen. Saturday, Mar 24, 2012 Associated Press The Rev. Al Sharpton says activists are planning “a wave of civil disobedience” to protest the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. The civil rights leader told…

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Civil rights leaders applaud President Obama’s comments on Trayvon Martin case

Posted 03/24/2012

By Hamil R. Harris President Obama spoke out Friday on Trayvon Martin’s killing. (Jonathan Ernst – REUTERS) President Obama, responding to a question about the shooting death of the 15-year-old Florida boy, talked about the case in personal terms. “When I think about this boy, I think about my own kids . . . every parent in…

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