Reverend Dr. Al Sharpton
Founder & President, National Action Network
Reverend Dr. Al Sharpton is the founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN). Formed in 1991, NAN is a not-for-profit civil rights organization with more than 100 chapters nationwide, including a Washington, D.C. bureau and regional offices across the U.S. Reverend Sharpton has been identified as one of the nation's most renowned civil rights leaders; often praised by President Barack Obama as "the voice of the voiceless and a champion for the downtrodden." Reverend Sharpton hosts a daily syndicated radio show and a national cable news television show. Reverend Sharpton is also an established author.