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In The Margins

Feb 17, 2022

Inspiring history, civil rights leader Al Sharpton joins this episode of In The Margins with host Dr. Jamal Watson, to spotlight the lesser-known rabble rousers who have fought for racial justice in the US, the topic of his new book Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America. Listen in as he highlights the women and members of the LGBTQ community on the frontlines of protest marches, reflects on those thrust into activism, and gives testament to those whose commitment to the cause has flown under the radar. Ultimately recognizing that without these ordinary people doing extraordinary things, there never would have been a civil rights movement. 



- What inspired Reverend Al Sharpton’s new book and why now?

- Who are the foot soldiers of civil rights history?

- Born into it or thrust upon them, all rising to the occasion  

- The intersectionality of civil, LGBTQ, and women’s rights

- Reverend Al Sharpton’s advice for current and future activists



“You cannot fight for justice for us without fighting for justice for everyone.”

“You can be a good troublemaker, but the righteous troublemakers are the ones that do it and know they're not going to get anything, including note. They do it just for the righteousness of the call.”



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