NEW YORK —
Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network convened their annual national convention at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel from April 18-21. The convention, the largest of its kind in the country, welcomed civil rights leaders and allies from around the country as the civil rights community refocused efforts to resist a hostile presidential administration in the upcoming midterm elections.
The NAN convention brought together influential national leaders from the civil rights movement, government, labor, religion, business, media, the Black church and the activist community – to reflect on King’s legacy and impact while celebrating today’s civil rights leaders and examining the path forward. According to Rev. Al Sharpton, “It was NAN’s biggest convention yet, and there is none other than Donald Trump to thank for record registration numbers.”