Celebrating Another Chapter, Rev. Al Sharpton 65th Birthday Held at the N.Y. Public Library on October 3, 2019 in New York NY.

Judith Davis
Oct 4 · 3 min read
Rev. Al Sharpton — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

Rev. Al. Sharpton and the National Action Network hosted a star-studded fundraiser for Sharpton’s 65th birthday, entitled Celebration and Party with a Cause, on Thursday, October 3rd at 7:00 pm. The celebration took place at The New York City Public Library in the Stephen A. Schwarzman building on 476 5th Ave in NYC. The fundraiser supports the work of NAN, which was founded in 1991 by Rev. Sharpton.

Rev. Al Sharpton with Aisha McShaw— Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

Special guests included Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Actor and Film Producer Samuel L. Jackson, Actor and Film Producer Robert De Niro, Film Director, Producer, Writer, and Actor Spike Lee, Mayor David Dinkins, President of MSNBC Phil Griffin, CEO of Essence Communications Michelle Ebanks, Actress and Producer Latanya Richardson, Talk Show Host Wendy Williams, Head of Multicultural Engagement and Strategic Alliances at AT&T Tanya Lombard and others.

Rev. Al’s book at the birthday celebration — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill

The National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

Rev. Al talks Director Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lee Lewis — — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Rev Al and Samuel L. Jackson — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Senator Chuck Schumer speaks at Rev. Al Sharpton — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Rev Al Sharpton and Journalist Joy Reid dance at his birthday celebration — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Governor Cuomo arrives at the New York Public Library for Rev. Al’s birthday party — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Mayor Bill DeBlasio speaks at Rev. Al’s birthday party — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Rev. Al and actor Robert Deniro — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Rev. Al and Spike Lee — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Journalist Angela Rye — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Journalist Joy Reid — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Powerful female journalists post at Rev. Al Sharpton birthday party — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Powerful journalists post at Rev. Al Sharpton’s birthday party — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Rev Al speaks before cutting his cake — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
Birthday cake — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
The crowd celebrating Rev. Al Sharpton’s birthday party — Photo Credit: Antoine Debrill
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