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Saturday: Family of Tyre Nichols Joins Rev. Al Sharpton at NAN House of Justice for Saturday Action Rally to Thank Community

Mar 17, 2023

Will continue call for conviction of all Memphis police officers who fatally beat 29-year-old to death


New York, NY (March 16, 2023) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), will welcome the family of Tyre Nichols and Attorney Ben Crump to the House of Justice in Harlem. The family will thank the NAN community for its continued support as they collectively fight for justice in this case.

Last month, Rev. Sharpton delivered the eulogy for the 29-year-old father – who was fatally beaten to death by Memphis police in January. The disturbing incident shook the nation, and renewed calls to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act. The U.S. Department of Justice has also begun an examination of the Memphis Police Department. A Tennesse judge halted the release of more body camera footage, documents, and other evidence last week after a last-minute request by an attorney for one of the five cops charged with murdering Nichols. Rev. Sharpton condemned the decision, urging transparency in the investigation.


On Saturday, Rev. Sharpton will also recognize Fire Department Commissioner Lara Kavanagh at the House of Justice this Saturday as part of Women’s History Month. Last fall, Mayor Adams named Kavanagh to permanently lead the department – becoming the first woman to hold the position – after serving as acting Commissioner since February 2022. Kavanagh has focused on diversifying the department, which has historically lacked Black, Latino, and female members.



Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN

The family of Tyre Nichols

Attorney Ben Crump

Laura Kavanagh, FDNY Commissioner



Saturday, March 18th, 2023

Media check in: 8:30 a.m.

Rally Start: 9 a.m.



NAN House of Justice

106 West 145th St

New York NY, 10030

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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.

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