Sharpton: 'They Have the Platform, We Have the Dream'
He stages rally to counter Glenn Beck's
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Aug 28, 2010 5:21 PM CDT
Rev. Al Sharpton, third from left, and others march through Washington Saturday.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – Al Sharpton led his counter-rally to Glenn Beck's today, declaring: "They may have the mall, but we have the message. They may have the platform, but we have the dream." Sharpton and other activists gathered to commemorate the 47th anniversary of MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech, then joined hands and walked 3 miles to the site of King's future memorial. The AP put attendance at "several thousand," noting that his marchers crossed paths with some of Beck's supporters. No trouble ensued, save for some "mutual taunting."

"This is our day and we ain't giving it away," said Sharpton. He and others took umbrage with Beck staging his Restoring Honor rally on the anniversary, though Beck insists it was coincidental. He's "humiliating the tradition," declared Jesse Jackson. More details from CNN here.

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matthew
Aug 30, 2010 7:48 AM CDT
MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!MY DREAM!!!!!
ljbill
Aug 30, 2010 4:16 AM CDT
If AL wasn't such a loudmouth he would probably be pumping gasoline at a service station. He is the kind of person that keeps racism continuing to be in the news. If he and people like him would shut up racism would not be a problem within a generation.
newdaddydave
Aug 29, 2010 10:07 PM CDT
Sorry for some reason my website did not post. I'll try and add it directly here: http://newdaddydave.angelfire.com/RestoringHonorRally/