Showing posts with the label Al Sharpton

‘I call him Baby Trump’: Al Sharpton on protesting Ron DeSantis administration's blocking of Black history

  Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton led a contingent to protest Florida's attempt to banish Black history from public schools, including the DeSantis administration’s attempts to block an  Advanced Placement ( AP) African American studies course. Sharpton and a group of students, parents, civil-rights leaders and elected officials gathered at the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. and marched to the Old Florida State Capitol to protest DeSantis' recent action to require revisions to the high school AP African American Studies course.  Sharpton was joined by the president of the Tallahassee chapter of the National Action Network Rev. RB Holmes to protest DeSantis' actions. "Governor DeSantis is trying to turn February into Erase Black History Month," Sharpton said in a statement. "Banning these courses is in Chapter One of the playbook for disenfranchising Black Americans. We'll be in Tallahassee next week to take a stand agains