The Rise Up Book Tour: Rev. Sharpton in Conversation with Ramunda Young

Oct 26, 2020

(New York, NY) — On September 15th, Rev. Sharpton talked to Ramunda Young co-owner of MahoganyBooks in Washington, D.C., about the release of his new book, Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads.

Their discussion was the keynote session of the Regional Bookselling Associations Trade Show. During their conversation, Sharpton discussed the vital importance of bookstores and booksellers, his personal history with Donald Trump, as well as the formative books like
Why We Can’t Wait by Martin Luther King Jr., that have had a major impact on his life.

In Rise Up, Reverend Sharpton revisits the highlights of the Obama administration, the 2016 election and Trump’s subsequent hold on the GOP, and draws on his decades-long experience with other key players in politics and activism, including Shirley Chisholm, Hillary Clinton, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and more.

Watch Reverend Sharpton in discussion with Ramunda Young below.