Sharpton searches for the words to eulogize - and galvanize

Posted On: Oct 19, 2019   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The 65-year-old civil rights activist has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans, showing up in cities like Baltimore, Sacramento and Ferguson, Missouri to comfort loved ones and call for justice.
On Saturday, the scene will unfold again, as Sharpton delivers remarks at a service for Atatiana Jefferson, who was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed by a white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer. Again, Sharpton is left searching for the words to soothe - and to galvanize.
"I try to frame a message that, as a minister, gives some comfort and meaning to the family," Sharpton told The Associated Press. "Whether it was 30 years ago, or whether it's Saturday, this is somebody's child, this is somebody's sister, brother. At the same time, it is opening a scar in black America that makes us...

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