Rev. Al Sharpton Inspires Audience at University’s Parents’ Day Luncheon

For the Parents’ Day Luncheon on Sunday, March 21, 2004, Lincoln welcomed the Rev. Al Sharpton as the keynote speaker to an overflowing crowd in the Auxiliary Gymnasium of Manuel Rivero Hall. Sharpton, a 2004 Democratic Presidential candidate, gave a powerful speech that encouraged students to have hope and perseverance despite obstacles. The following are scenes from Sharpton's visit.

The Rev. Al Sharpton makes a point during Lincoln’s Parents’ Day Luncheon on March 21.

Lincoln senior Chelsea Bridgewater presented the Rev. Al Sharpton with a plaque from the University’s student chapter of the National Action Network (NAN). Sharpton is the founder of the organization which helps create political awareness among minorities around the globe. Rev. Sharpton was also presented with plaque of appreciation from the University by Lincoln President Ivory V. Nelson, Ph.D.

Rev. Sharpton signed autographs for many of the Parents’ Day Luncheon attendees.


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