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Rev. Al Sharpton Speaks at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral

Sep 03

Rev. Al Sharpton celebrated the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin during the funeral for the “Queen of Soul” on August 31, including honoring her for the work she did to forward the civil rights movement.

 

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News Coverage: 

USA Today

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2018/08/31/aretha-franklin-funeral-live-friends-family-dignitaries-mourn/1155164002/

News One

From Al Sharpton To Barack Obama: Here’s How Aretha Franklin Was Celebrated At Her Funeral

Newsweek

Al Sharpton at Aretha Franklin’s Funeral Says Donald Trump Needs to Learn What Respect Means

NPR

https://www.npr.org/2018/08/31/643632162/photos-aretha-franklins-soul-to-be-celebrated-at-funeral

The Guardian

Al Sharpton Calls Out Donald Trump Over Aretha Franklin Comment

The Hill

Al Sharpton: Trump Should Show Respect to Aretha Franklin

BET

https://www.bet.com/news/national/2018/08/31/people-leapt-to-their-feet-after-al-sharpton-read-obamas-touchin.html

Detroit Free Press
https://www.freep.com/story/entertainment/music/aretha-franklin/2018/08/31/al-sharpton-donald-trump-aretha-franklin/1157925002