After several months of protests across the country demanding racial justice and police reform, longtime civil rights leader Al Sharpton has released a new book, Rise Up: Confronting a Country at the Crossroads. The book is a call to action at a time when Sharpton says America is ready for true change. Sharpton calls on Americans to go beyond addressing racial justice and also make strides for the LGBTQ community, women, immigrants, poor people, and the environment. We talk with Sharpton about his decades fighting injustice and what work still needs to be done.
Al Sharpton's New Book Calls On America to "Rise Up"
Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the Lincoln Memorial during the "Commitment March: Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" protest against racism and police brutality, on August 28, 2020, in Washington DC. (OLIVIER DOULIERY/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Al Sharpton, civil rights leader, founder and President, National Action Network; host, “Politics Nation” on MSNBC