BREAKING: Civil rights activist, Al Sharpton mother dies,87
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BREAKING: Civil rights activist, Al Sharpton mother dies,87

Dothan : AL : USA | Mar 22, 2012 at 7:16 AM PDT
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Al Sharpton at City Hall

My motto is everything starts from home. Understandably this is where Rev Al got his eagerness, forthcoming wit and ability to stand firm on his views. The 87-year-old mother of the Rev. Al Sharpton has died. Ada Sharpton died early Thursday morning in Dothan, Ala., following a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Rev Al Sharpton will fly to Alabama to make arrangements for his mother’s funeral after attending a rally Thursday evening in Sanford, Fla., for Trayvon Martin.

Martin is the black teenager who was shot to death by a Hispanic neighborhood watch captain in Florida. Martin’s parents attended a march for their son in New York City on Wednesday. Sharpton learned of his mother’s death while boarding the flight to Florida on Thursday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but updates will be posted as soon as they become available.

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