President Barack Obama will Speak at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s “Keeper of the Dream” Gala
President Barack Obama will return to New York for a second time on Wednesday to speak at Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network’s 13th Annual “Keeper of the Dream” Gala.
The gala is part of the 20th Anniversary National Action Network Convention taking place on April 6-9 at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. President Obama will address the civil rights issue of the 21st century, education.
This is not the first time Obama has attended the National Action Network’s convention. The first time was back in 2007 when he was a candidate for president. According to NAN spokeswoman Rachel Noerdlinger, “Obama promised he would come back to the convention regardless of the outcome of the election and we are glad he has chosen our 20th anniversary and our central issue of education as the focus for his remarks”.
Dr. Bill Cosby is set to deliver the Keynote address and Muhammed Ail, NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown (Amer-I-Can Foundation), Samuel & LaTanya Jackson (The Samuel & LaTanya R. Jackson Foundation), and Earvin “Magic” Johnson (Magic Johnson Enterprises) are among this year’s honorees to receive a Keeper of the Dream awards. Awards are given to members of the community who continue to advocate for “The Dream”—racial harmony and fairness, principles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for.
This year’s convention will also feature “The Great Debate” with the Rev Al Sharpton and Sean Hannity in which they will debate the first half of President Obama’s term in office.
The National Action Network will also unveil a $20 million dollar building fund. log on to the National Action Network.com for a full list of events.