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Al Sharpton was born into a prosperous family in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a boxer and landlord. Until the age of ten, Al Jr. lived a comfortable life in Queens. He preached his first sermon at the age of four, and soon became famous in Brooklyn as the "wonderboy preacher," even touring with gospel singer Mahalia Jackson. He was licensed and ordained a Minister at age 10 by Bishop F.D. Washington in 1964. He…

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