‘Advancing the Dream: Live from the Apollo’ on Sept. 6, 8 p.m. ET


Reverend Al Sharpton and MSNBC will present “Advancing the Dream: Live from The Apollo” on Friday, September 6 at 8 p.m. ET.  The live, star-studded, two-hour television event will include interviews and discussions with a diverse group of successful individuals including Stevie Wonder, Magic Johnson, Condoleezza Rice, Tyler Perry, Lisa Price, Sallie Krawcheck, and Cathy Hughes.

Set at the iconic Apollo Theater, Reverend Sharpton and his guests will look back at the struggles of the past, celebrate their current achievements and look forward to the challenges ahead.  These individuals ranging from political and business community leaders to performers and athletes will reflect on topics including education, worker’s rights, income inequality, the opportunity gap and other aspects of the modern day civil rights movement.  The event is sponsored by the University of Phoenix.

MSNBC viewers are encouraged to share their own “Advancing The Dream” messages through Twitter and Instagram using #advancingthedream or by submitting photos and stories in the Advancing The Dream community gallery.

‘Advancing the Dream’ is an initiative led by Reverend Al Sharpton to highlight efforts in communities across America to expand fairness, equality and opportunity. The initiative was launched at the Essence Festival, continued in Washington DC for the anniversary of the March on August 23, and concludes at the Apollo.