Courtesy of North Carolina A&T State University

By: North Carolina A&T State University Media Relations

EAST GREENSBORO, N.C. (Jan. 13, 2023) – In addition to the traditional breakfast and wreath-laying ceremony celebrating the 63rd anniversary of the North Carolina A&T Four this year on Feb. 1, a second big civil rights-themed event will take place on the A&T campus that evening when media personality/social justice activist the Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at the Harrison Auditorium.

Drawn from his book, “Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America” (2022, Harlequin), Sharpton’s talk will take begin at 6 p.m. A limited number of free tickets are available to students, faculty and staff through the University Box Office at Brown Hall. The event is being presented by the International Civil Rights Center and Museum in downtown Greensboro as part of its inaugural Civil Rights Speaker Series taking place throughout February (see the museum website for details).

Sharpton will also sign copies of his book at the event. Books may be purchased in advance at the museum, 134 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC.

Students, faculty and staff may get tickets at the University Box Office beginning on Wednesday, Jan. 18, on a first-come, first-served basis and will be required to show their Aggie One card. The Box Office is located at the corner of Laurel and Bluford streets, and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (336) 334-7749 for details or write to

Tickets are available for purchase now via the museum at

Sharpton is a longtime civil rights leader, activist and founder of the Washington-based National Action Network. He has been prominent in a lengthy list of civil rights/discrimination issues and political campaigns, most recently the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the 2020 presidential election. He has hosted his own program on the MSNBC cable network, Politics Nation, since 2011.

“Righteous Troublemakers” is the Sharpton’s fifth book.