Black Public Scholars

March 22, 2011

Dr. Boyce Watkins on the Huffington Post: Sharpton, Jealous and Morial Plan to “Measure the Movement”

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse UniversityHuffington Post

A year ago, we thought this date was never going to arrive. It’s the one year anniversary of last year’s"Measuring the Movement" forum, where Rev. Al Sharpton brought together a list of black public figures to produce constructive solutions for problems being faced by the African American community. The list of invitees was a virtual "who’s who" of black leadership that only Sharpton could put together: NAACP President Ben Jealous, Urban League President Marc Morial, radio show host Tom Joyner, CNN’s Roland Martin, Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson, Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree and even men like Judge Greg Mathis got together to talk about the direction of black America.

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