REV. AL SHARPTON TO RECEIVE THE GRIO’S JUSTICE ICON AWARD AT NATIONALLY TELEVISED CEREMONY THIS SATURDAY—
Civil Rights Leader Will Be Recognized Alongside Denzel Washington, Mariah Carey, Eddie Murphy, Steve Harvey, Tamron Hall, Dwayne Johnson and More
New York, NY –– Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will be recognized this Saturday alongside fellow national leaders in entertainment, science, media, and social justice at Byron Allen Presents The Grio Awards. Rev. Sharpton will receive the Justice Icon Award in recognition of his work over five decades to advance civil rights and social justice in the United States.
The Grio Awards will air on CBS this Saturday, November 25th, at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT.
“I am honored to be recognized by Byron Allen and The Grio – one of the nation’s largest media outlets with a Black owner, with Black reporters and editors, who tell Black stories,” said Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN. “The Grio has celebrated Black culture, and this night of recognition is the culmination of that. I cannot wait to be honored alongside luminaries in their respective fields who have the shared mission of promoting Black excellence.”
For a full list of honorees and more on the program, click here: https://thegrio.com/awards/honorees/
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
For more information go to www.nationalactionnetwork.net