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National Action Network’s “Keepers of the Dream” Dinner & Awards 2015 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino

The National Action Network’s “Keepers of the Dream” Dinner and Award Ceremony 2015 by Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, New York.

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Martin Luther King III speaking on the 47th anniversary of his father’s funeral, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

  Rev. Al Sharpton hosted the 17th annual National Action Network (NAN) convention in New York April 8th through April 11th at the Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers. The annual “Keepers of the Dream” Dinner and Awards program was held on Thursday, April 9th in the Empire Ballroom. It was eve of the 47th anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s funeral; his eldest son Martin Luther King III spoke at the program.

This year’s honorees: The Humanitarian Award was presented to Academy Award winning actor, director, and producer Lee Daniels; the Cultural Award was presented for the TV series Empire to Emmy Award winner and co-creator/writer Danny Strong; the Entertainment Award was presented to Anthony Anderson; the Reverend Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Social Justice Award was presented to Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe (daughter of slain civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo); the Media Award was presented to Judge Greg Mathis; among several other awards given.

In addition to Rev. Al Sharpton, Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Anthony Anderson, Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe, Judge Greg Mathis, and other honorees, this year’s guests, speakers, and presenters included Martin Luther King III, Tamara Tunie, Gayle King, Helen Mirren, Gabourey Sidibe, Jussie Smollett, former NY Governor David Patterson, Kathy Jordan Sharpton, Dominique Sharpton, Ashley Sharpton, Rachel Noerdlinger, the Eric Garner family, the Sean Bell family, the Michael Brown family, many other notables in attendance.

All Photographs and Article by Celebrity Photojournalist Lisa Pacino of Under The Duvet Productions, NY. All Rights Reserved.

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Anthony Anderson, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Martin Luther King III, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Gayle King and Martin Luther King III, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamara Tunie, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe (daughter of slain civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo), Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Gwen Carr (Eric Garner’s mother), Gayle King, Jussie Smollett, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Danny Strong and Guest, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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The Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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The Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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The Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Gayle King and Gwen Carr (Eric Garner’s mother), Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Gayle King and Gwen Carr (Eric Garner’s mother), Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Judge Greg Mathis and Martin Luther King III, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Former New York Governor David Patterson (R) and VIP Guest, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton and Gayle King, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rachel Noerdlinger and Judge Greg Mathis, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Mary Liuzzo Lilleboe (daughter of slain civil rights activist Viola Liuzzo), Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Gayle King, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels and Gayle King, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Gayle King and Lee Daniels, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels and Anthony Anderson, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels and Anthony Anderson, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels and Anthony Anderson, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Lee Daniels and Anthony Anderson, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Anthony Anderson and Gayle King, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Anthony Anderson and Gayle King, Green Room, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Kathy Jordan Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Kathy Jordan Sharpton and Ashley Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Martin Luther King III, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Martin Luther King III, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Martin Luther King III, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamara Tunie, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamara Tunie, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamara Tunie, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Tamara Tunie and Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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Rev. Al Sharpton, Edison Ballroom, Sheraton, NY, April 9, 2015. Photography by Lisa Pacino.

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