A profile of Al Sharpton.

A profile of Al Sharpton.

Politics and policy.
June 12 2003 7:08 PM

Profile: Al Sharpton

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Military history: None.Didn't turn 18 until 1972.

Medical history: None reported.

Parents' jobs: Father was a contractor; mother was a cleaning woman.

Net worth: Unknown.

Religion: Pentecostal.

Campaign song: "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke).

Will Saletan writes about politics, science, technology, and other stuff for Slate. He’s the author of Bearing Right.

Avi Zenilman is a former Slate intern.

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