Journeys in Black: Al Sharpton (2001)

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Race & Ethnicity, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |  
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The Rev. Al Sharpton has been one of America's most controversial political activists for nearly two decades. While his views on racial justice and social and economic equality have been both praised and reviled by commentators on both sides of the political spectrum, no one is neutral in their feelings about Sharpton. Rising from his early days as a youthful street preacher in Harlem to become one of the most visible spokesmen for African-Americans in New York City, Sharpton became a political force to be reckoned with in one of the biggest cities in the world. This documentary (produced for the BET cable network) offers a personal look at the man and his mission.

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activism, Black [race], Civil-Rights, controversial, demonstration [political], injustice, minister, police-brutality, race/ethnicity, social-justice