Monday, March 15, 2004

Rev. Al Sharpton to Speak at Lincoln University’s Parents’ Day Luncheon on March 21
Rev. Sharpton, a 2004 presidential candidate, has received a commitment from Democratic Presidential nominee John Kerry to promote Sharpton’s urban agenda campaign.

WHO: 2004 Presidential candidate Rev. Al Sharpton will be the keynote speaker at Lincoln University’s Parents’ Day Luncheon.

WHAT: Lincoln’s 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.

WHEN: Sunday, March 21, 2004, 1:30 p.m.
Admission: $8

WHERE: On the campus of Lincoln University, Manuel Rivero Hall (Auxiliary Gymnasium) 1570 Baltimore Pike, Lincoln University, Pa. (southern Chester County, Pa.)

DETAILS: 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. Sharpton’s urban agenda. Sharpton’s 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 for minorities.

Located in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Lincoln University is the nation’s 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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