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<p>Rev. Al Sharpton appeared at Friendship West Baptist Church to announce the establishment of a National Action Network chapter in Dallas and to sign his latest book, The Rejected Stone. </p>

Rev. Al Sharpton appeared at Friendship West Baptist Church to announce the establishment of a National Action Network chapter in Dallas and to sign his latest book, The Rejected Stone.

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Sharpton’s National Action Network to open Dallas chapter

The Rev. Al Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network and a man of the cloth, has what Sen. Royce West called “longevity” in the public consciousness. Whether it was his establishment of the National Youth Movement in the 1970s, or his protesting of race-based assaults in various New York neighborhoods in the 1980s, or even his most recent appearance in a Saturday Night Live sketch that highlighted the lack of Black female cast members on the NBC show, Sharpton has been involved with social justice issues in the United States for decades.