Sharpton-led convention features Holder address, talks on future of black America

This past week, Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network held its 15th annual convention in New York City. Convened over three days at spaces around the city, the convention featured panels, presentations, workshops and a “Keepers of the Dream” banquet where U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was the keynote speaker.

 Holder wasn’t the only government official with a presence at the NAN banquet however. The dinner opened with a video address from President Barack Obama, who paid homage to the work of the organization. “When Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was marching for change his vision was one of a country that lived up to the promise of its founding documents,” said Obama. “Today, 45 years to the day Dr. King was struck down, it’s a vision the National Action Network has carried on as your own.”

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