Rev. Sharpton was in Cleveland at the Greater Abyssinia Baptist Church for Rev. E. T. Caviness.
The Rev. Al Sharpton was in Clevelandand loves to read the Call & Post Newspaper. Sharpton is known to be outspoken and sometimes controversial, but continues to be a political activist in the fight against racial prejudice and injustice.
In 1971, he established the National Youth Movement. His many critics and supporters have watched him run for Senate, mayor of New York, and candidate for president. His dramatic style brings popular and media attention to his causes.
Since the late 1960s, Sharpton became active in the civil rights movement, joining the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). SCLC had a program called Operation Breadbasket, which sought to encourage diversity in the workplace by applying social and economic pressure on businesses.
In 1969, Sharpton became the youth director for the program and participated in protests against the A&P supermarket chain in the early 1970s. He went on to establish his own organization, the National Youth Movement (NYM).
Sharpton has also toured with the Call & Post’s own Connie Harper doing the Jackson’s Victory Tour.