March 15, 2004
Al Sharpton to Speak at Lincoln Universitys Parents
Day Luncheon on March 21
Rev. Sharpton, a 2004 presidential candidate, has received a commitment
from Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry to promote Sharptons
urban agenda campaign.
2004 Presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote
speaker at Lincoln Universitys Parents Day Luncheon.
Lincolns Office of Student Activities will present Parents
Day on Sunday, March 21, 2004. Parents Day is a way for
Lincoln and its students to formally show thanks and appreciation
to the parents. There will be many opportunities to see and hear
the talents of University students as they showcase their many
skills. Exhibits of dance, song, poetry, spoken word and music
are among the many presentations attendees can see and hear.
Sunday, March 21, 2004, 1:30 p.m.
WHERE: On the campus of Lincoln University, Manuel Rivero
Hall (Auxiliary Gymnasium) 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University,
Pa. (southern Chester County, Pa.)
The Rev. Al Sharpton is one of the most visible and dynamic black
leaders in the world today. An outspoken political activist for
nearly two decades, Rev. Sharpton has built a social movement
that has empowered the disenfranchised and given voice to the
frustrations of thousands. He is currently running for President
of the United States. While Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is
the candidate for the Democratic nomination for President, Sharpton
advisors announced today that Sharpton will support Kerry and
that Kerry has agreed to a series of meetings between the two
to discuss Rev. Sharptons urban agenda. Sharptons
urban agenda embraces affirmative action, cracks down on police
brutality, improves schools in minority districts, increases minority
access to health care, and bolsters programs that create jobs
southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Lincoln University is the
nations first Historically Black University, and is nationally
recognized as a major producer of African Americans with undergraduate
degrees in the physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics);
computer and informational sciences; biological and life sciences.
The University is in the midst of a yearlong celebration of its
sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary. Lincoln will hold 150th
anniversary galas this spring in Washington, D.C. (April 17) and
New York City (May 6) For more information on Lincoln University,
please visit our web site at www.lincoln.edu.
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