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Rev. Al Sharpton to Deliver Sermon at LA’s First AME Church on Lack of Diversity at Oscars

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Reverend Al Sharpton speaks at a rally in Brooklyn to call for justice for Eric Garner one year after he died in an apparent police chokehold on July 18, 2015, in New York City. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Rev. Al Sharpton will deliver a sermon Sunday morning at First AME Church of Los Angeles as part of a nationwide protest of the Academy Awards.

During the 10 a.m. service at the oldest black church in Los Angeles, Sharpton will address the lack of diversity among nominees for Sunday’s Oscars, according to the church.

After the service, Sharpton will hold a news conference on the grounds of a mansion that neighbors the home of Hattie McDaniel, who won an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role as Mammy in “Gone With The Wind.”

Sharpton’s appearance is a part of a series of protests held by his National Action Network in cities around the country, including Miami, Atlanta and Detroit, according to the group.

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