One highlight of the conference will take place on April 4, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination when NAN host its 15th Annual Keepers of the Dream Awards.
The awards, given each year in April to mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, honor those who have continued to advocate for the principles for which Dr. King gave his life.
“It has been fifty years since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s delivery of his “I Have a Dream” speech yet there is so much work to be done around equal rights and social justice. So please join us April 3-6 and get into the action,” Sharpton added.
There will also be a special televised forum on Saturday April 6 , the end of the convention, entitled “Measuring the Movement” hosted by Rev. Sharpton and featuring many civil rights leaders, including Rev. Joseph Lowery, Otis Moss, Jr., and Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.
“Our civil rights are under imminent attack in this country from voter suppression, gun violence, joblessness, and corporate disenfranchisement, and we still have to fight for immigration reform, marriage equality, health care reform and accountability from our elected officials,” Sharpton said.