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Common, Joy-Ann Reid, & More Highlight National Action Network's KEEPERS OF THE DREAM AWARDS, April 18

Common, Joy-Ann Reid, & More Highlight National Action Network's KEEPERS OF THE DREAM AWARDS, April 18

Marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin LUTHER King, NAN President and Founder Rev. Al Sharpton will host the "Keepers of the Dream Awards" on April 18, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. The awards, given each year to mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin LUTHER King, Jr.'s death, honor those who have continued to advocate for the principles that Dr. King gave his life for.

This year's list of honorees feature leading names in entertainment, civil rights and business, including Common, the first rapper to win an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar Award, MSNBC Host Joy-Ann Reid, Rev. A.R. Bernard, Founder of the Christian Cultural Center, Richelieu Dennis, owner of Essence and Founder & CEO OF Sundial Brands, Human Rights Activist and Author Kerry KENNEDY and Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO of Vista Equity Partners.

The Keepers of the Dream Awards have a long history of celebrating activists who have had a profound impact on their communities -- In 2011, NAN hosted then-President Barack Obama as he delivered the keynote remarks at the Keepers of the Dream Awards, and past honorees include legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson, Grammy and Oscar Award-winning artist John Legend, Oscar-winner Denzel Washington, civil rights leader HARRY Belafonte, women's rights activist Gloria Steinem, basketball star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, social justice leader Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, entertainment and business icon Sean "Diddy" Combs, religious leader Bishop TD Jakes and others.


Rev Al. Sharpton, Founder and President, National Action Network

Rev. A. R. Bernard, Founder, Christian Cultural Center

Tarana Burke, Founder, #MeToo movement

Common, Hip Hop Artist, Producer, Activist

John Donovan, CEO, AT&T Communications

Richelieu Dennis, Owner, Essence and Founder & CEO, Sundial Brands

Kerry Kennedy, Human Rights Activist & Author

Joy-Ann Reid, Host & Correspondent, MSNBC

Robert F. Smith, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Vista Equity Partners


Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Media check in 5:30 p.m.

Reception: 6:00 p.m.

Photo Op: 6:15 p.m.

Dinner Program to start at 7:00 p.m.


Sheraton New York Times Square

(811 7th Avenue, between 52nd and 53rd streets)

Central Parks (East & West) Ballroom

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