It may have been Thursday night, but it felt like Sunday morning at Macedonia Baptist church.
Rev. Al Sharpton making a brief stop in Macon before an enthusiastic crowd. It's all part of the National Action Network, an organization he founded focused on social justice. At the Middle Georgia conference Thursday, Sharpton focused on president Donald Trump.
“We handled him in New York and were going to handle him nationwide,” Sharpton said. “I know how to fight Trump. I’ve been fighting him for 40 years.”
Fighting for change is something organizer Sarah Hunt says started in the church.
“The pastors played an extremely big role in the civil rights movement moving forward,” Hunt said.
Sharpton addressed issues facing the black community like voting rights and health care.
“We went from property to being voters and businessmen,” Sharpton said. “What are you talking about, 'Can we get through this?' We took a black man whose name we couldn’t even pronounce and made him President of the United States.”
Sharpton says that only happens when people get involved.
“We need to go back to the street and back to God and save our people,” Sharpton said.
The local action network conference continues until Saturday afternoon. Rev. Sharpton was only in town for Thursday night's speech.