1. Exterior of Paschal's Restaurant, event location
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Rev. Al Sharpton, civil rights activist, founder of the National Action Network:
"They know that Trump has the tendency to act uncouth, but they'll tolerate somebody with bad table manners if he stacks the Supreme Court and stacks the federal courts and gives all of the moneys to the bankers and the big money people, that's where we are. And if the civil rights legacy holders, those that have taken that banner, if we don't fight and raise the level of conversation to where it ought to be, then who's gonna do it?"
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5. SOUNDBITE (English) Sen. Cory Booker, presidential hopeful:
"They'll be defiant dreams and daring dreams and I will back those dreams up with work, because if there is no struggle, there will be no progress. We need the next president of the United States to understand what is at stake. To understand that the dream hangs in the balance. And the only way to make the dream real anywhere is to make the dream real everywhere."
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7. SOUNDBITE (English) Pete Buttigieg, presidential hopeful:
"Because the inequities we live with right now came about on purpose and left to their own they will compound. Taking a racist policy and structure and replacing it with a neutral one is not enough to deliver equality. Just the same as a dollar saved compounds, so does the dollar stolen. When the generational wealth of some people in this country had been stolen for four hundred years, it will take an intention to do something about it."
"I would say the first thing you need to do if you want to make sure that the beginning doesn't dictate your destination. You've got to make sure that people acknowledge what's going on and the persistent racism that we know we see in our country, that when an African-American woman goes to a hospital in Louisiana and sends her hands are swollen and the doctors don't listen to her and she loses her baby. That's racism. When you've got a third of African-American kids in this country living in poverty, that's racism."
10. Attendees join in singing led by Rev. Al Sharpton
Several of the Democratic hopefuls for president joined Rev. Al Sharpton for a breakfast Thursday, hosted by Sharpton's own National Action Network.
Pete Buttigieg, Sen.Cory Booker and Sen. Amy Klobuchar were among those in attendance.
Each of them spoke to the need to bridge the gap in disparities that persist for African-Americans.
"They'll be defiant dreams and daring dreams and I will back those dreams up with work, because if there is no struggle, there will be no progress.
We need the next president of the United States to understand what is at stake. To understand that the dream hangs in the balance," Booker said to a rapt audience that rose in unison with his voice at one point.
Buttigieg was warmly welcomed by Sharpton and the audience as well.
The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana said The government needs to pay up to put solutions to injustice in place.
"Because the inequities we live with right now came about on purpose and left to their own they will compound," Buttigieg said.
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