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All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton

On Thursday, October 3rd at the New York Public Library, Rev. Al Sharpton and his lifelong activism were celebrated at a star-studded celebration and “Party with a Cause.” Among the attendees were Actors and Film Producers Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Robert De Niro; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, Former Senior aide to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, New York City Speaker Corey Johnson, Former Mayor David Dinkins and many more who attended Rev. Al 65th birthday celebration in recognition of the civil rights leader’s outstanding contributions to society. The event was co-chaired by Tanya L. Lombard, Head of Multicultural Engagement and Strategic Alliances, AT&T and Michelle Ebanks, CEO, Essence Communications.

Rev. Al Sharpton, Congressman Jerrold Nadler D-NY, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo and Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett
Rev. Al Sharpton, Korey Wise and Robert De Niro

The celebration took place in the Stephen A. Schwarzman building on 476 5th Ave in NYC and its’ proceeds will support the work of the NAN organization, which was founded in 1991 by Rev. Sharpton.

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