Watch the Reverend share what he has in store for South Africa as the keynote speaker for our international edition of ESSENCE Festival.

Rachaell Davis
Sep, 19, 2017

We're just over one week away from our international ESSENCE Festival taking place in Durban, South Africa and keynote speaker Reverend Al Sharpton has a few words for those who will be in attendance.

A respected civil rights activist who has stood at the forefront of countless historic moments alongside some of the most notable public figures in African-American history, Sharpton brought powerful words of affirmation and encouragement to our 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this past summer. Keeping the momentum going, the accomplished minister is looking forward to speaking on several important topics, including the parallels between the current political climates in the U.S. and South Africa.

Watch the video above to hear his personal message and then be sure to vist our official ESSENCE Festival Durban site for more information on how you can join us in South Africa.