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Rev. Al Sharpton to Conduct Book Signing & Discuss NAN’s Entrance into the Tafara Williams Case

Oct 26, 2020

Tuesday Afternoon the Family of Tafara Williams and Jacob Blake Will Attend a Prayer Vigil Convened by Rev. Sharpton with their Attorney Benjamin Crump at the Hospital where Williams is Recovering

11:30 a.m. (CT)
“RISE UP” Get out the Vote and Book Signing with National Action Network (NAN) Chicago leadership and community activists.

South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60649
Contact: Rev. Toon 646-981-5972

3:00 p.m. (CT)
Rev. Sharpton “RISE UP” book signing for grassroots community leaders at South Shore Cultural Center

5:00 p.m. (CT)
Prayer vigil at the hospital where Tafara Williams is recovering after being shot and seriously injured, and her boyfriend killed by the police in suburban Illinois last Tuesday. The shooting of the unarmed couple has been protested across the nation and comes just weeks after Jacob Blake was shot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Jacob’s father, Jacob Blake, Sr., will be present along with their attorney Benjamin Crump.


651 S. Martin Luther King Jr., Ave
Waukegan, IL 60085
United States


Rev. Al Sharpton will be in Illinois for book signings for his newly released book RISE UP: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads, where the Reverend Al Sharpton draws on his decades of unique experience as a civil rights leader, a politician, and a television and radio host to encourage voters to stand up for what they believe and enact change in their country. The book is published by Hanover Square Press. Learn more at


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