Mother of Rev. Al Sharpton Died, but he’ll still attend Trayvon Martin Rally
The Rev. Al Sharpton, slated to be in Sanford this evening at a rally for slain teenager Trayvon Martin, tweeted this morning that his mother died but he will make the Central Florida appearance.
The civil rights activist tweeted about 6:15 a.m. that
“My mother, Ada Sharpton passed in the early hours of this morning. She was my all. I hope God will give her now, PEACE.I love you, Mom.”
Minutes later, Sharpton tweeted that he will still travel to Florida today.
“I am on the flight to Florida and will move forward with our plans to protest the killing of Trayvon Martin. My MOM would have wanted me to,” the tweet stated.
Sharpton, founder of the National Action Network, will be at the 7 p.m. rally at First Shiloh Baptist Church.
The rally will be just one of several events and community gatherings that have occurred since 17-year-old Trayvon was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, who has not been arrested.