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 The morning of the Grammys, the world should pause and pray for the memory of a gifted songbird. 
— Al Sharpton after the death of Whitney Houston / February 11, 2012
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 From that moment, he never gave up dreaming. It was a dream that changed cultures all over the world. 
— Al Sharpton remembering meeting Michael Jackson at a Chicago exposition in 1970. / July 07, 2009
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 It was Michael Jackson that brought blacks and whites and Asians and Latinos together, Because Michael Jackson kept going, he created a comfort level, where people that felt they were separate became interconnected with his music. Later, it wasn't strange to watch Oprah on television, It wasn't strange to watch Tiger Woods golf. He made people comfortable to vote for a person of color for president. 
— Al Sharpton at the Michael Jackson's Memorial Service / July 07, 2009
 I want his children to know, there wasn't nothing strange about your daddy. It was strange what your daddy had to deal with. 
— Al Sharpton at Michael Jackson's Memorial Service / July 07, 2009
 I knew Michael since the mid-70's, But we got tight in the '80s because by then James Brown had kind of adopted me as a son, and Michael was a James Brown fanatic. He used to always come to see James Brown ... I remember though, the thing that was kind of spooky to me this afternoon, I remember I got a call in the middle of the night before James Brown's last funeral, and it was the mortician saying that Michael wanted to visit the funeral home... He viewed the body and we convinced him to stay for the funeral and he spoke at the funeral. 
— Al Sharpton on Michael Jackson / June 25, 2009

 He talked about how he hopes that as a legend James Brown will get the due in death he never got in life, and I felt the same way about Michael. I hope now the genius and humanity of Michael Jackson gets its due. 
— Al Sharpton on Michael Jackson / June 25, 2009