Reverend Al Sharpton and MSNBC presented “Advancing the Dream: Live from The Apollo” on Friday, September 6th at 8pm ET.

The live, star-studded, two-hour television event included interviews and discussions with a diverse group of successful individuals including Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson, Condoleezza Rice, Tyler Perry, Lisa Price, Sallie Krawcheck, Cory Booker, and Ron Blaylock

Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater was the perfect setting. Reverend Sharpton and his guests looked back at the struggles of the past, celebrated current achievements and looked forward to the challenges ahead.

“Advancing the Dream” is an initiative led by Reverend Al Sharpton to highlight efforts in communities across America to expand fairness, equality and opportunity. The initiative was launched at the Essence Festival, continued in Washington DC for the anniversary of the March on August 23, and concluded at the Apollo.

Sponsored by the University of Phoenix, the guests ranged from political and business community leaders to performers and athletes that delved into topics including education, worker’s rights, income inequality, the opportunity gap and other aspects of the modern day civil rights movement.

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