Sharpton: A Leader with Followers -- and Critics Asked if he is a national leader, Rev. Al Sharpton said, "I think that a leader is anyone with a following." And citing his political and organizational followers, he added, "In that context, I guess I am."
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Sharpton: A Leader with Followers -- and Critics

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Sharpton: A Leader with Followers -- and Critics

Sharpton: A Leader with Followers — and Critics

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Rev. Al Sharpton shook hands with former President Jimmy Carter at a memorial service for Coretta Scott King in February. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rev. Al Sharpton shook hands with former President Jimmy Carter at a memorial service for Coretta Scott King in February.

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Rev. Sharpton asks, and answers, questions:

'What Personal Ambition?'

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'Promoting Victimization?'

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