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5 things to know about the Rev . Al Sharpton , civil rights leader who worked with FBI in 1980s

The Rev. Al Sharpton has evolved from the fiery activist who gained prominence leading protest marches in the 1980s to an insider with a show on MSNBC and the ear of elected officials. Here are five things to know about Sharpton:STARTED AS A CHILD PREACHERThe Brooklyn-born Sharpton was a child preacher who was ordained in the Pentecostal Church at age 10. He was rebaptized as a Baptist in 1994. He often serves as a guest preacher at various churches but does not lead a congregation.CLOSE TIES TO JAMES BROWNThe teenage Sharpton met the Godfather of Soul in 1973 following the death of the singer's 16-year-old son, Teddy. Brown served as a mentor and second father to Sharpton, who often toured with Brown during his late teens and early 20s. Sharpton modeled his hairstyle on Brown's, and his former wife was a backup singer for the entertainer.HOWARD BEACH AND BENSONHURSTSharpton led protests over the 1986 death of Michael Griffith, a black man who was hit by a car after a mob of white yout...

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  12. Al Sharpton : Backing vs. Endorsing Obama

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    Jesus said to Peter: “Get thee behind me, Satan.” Then came MSNBC. Now it’s God the network is trying to push out of the way. And it’s a reverend, of all people, who...

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