Monday, August 30, 2010

Divisive Signs, Rhetoric on Display at Sharpton Rally

It appears that Al Sharpton's "Reclaiming the Dream" rally focussed more on Sarah Palin and Glenn beck than it dead on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King.

On the same day as the "Restoring Honor" rally in Washington DC, Al Sharpton led a march and rally to the site of the future MLK Memorial. It is truly amazing to consider the fact, as brought out by one speaker, that all other memorials in DC are for Presidents, yet MLK, as a civilian, had incredible influence on America, and will receive this one-of-a-kind honor. The presentation and signs at this rally focused on attacking Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, but not exclusively; there were unifying aspects to the rally as well. However, this footage speaks for itself, and overwhelmed the positive message.

Al Sharpton did not give a speech at this featured part of the event, because he had spoken before the march, and the heat's effect on the crowd was a concern, so the rally was shortened. Even though he was present for this entire event, the only part of this video directly from Sharpton, is a brief chant he led.