Rev. Al Sharpton to deliver the eulogy for Alvin Motley, who was allegedly shot and killed by a white security guard over loud music. (Godofredo A. Vásquez/AP Photo)

Chicago, Illinois Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of National Action Network (NAN), has been asked to deliver the eulogy for Alvin Motley, a Chicago resident who was killed by a security officer and former police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was visiting. Civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump will provide remarks and a call to action with respect to the injustice of an unarmed Black man being killed over loud music.

Rev. Al Sharpton
Attorney Ben Crump
Family of Alvin Motley

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Funeral 12:00 p.m.

Freedom Baptist Church
4541 Harrison Street
Hillside, Illinois, 60162

***Masks and social distancing required***

About National Action Network

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, citizenship, criminal record, economic status, gender, gender expression, or sexuality. For more information, visit

About Ben Crump Law 

Nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and his national network of specialized attorneys have spearheaded a legal movement to better protect the rights of marginalized citizens. He has led landscape-changing civil rights cases and represented clients in a wide range of areas including civil rights, personal injury, labor and employment, class actions, and more. Ben Crump Law is dedicated to holding the powerful accountable. For more, visit or call (800) 935-8111.

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