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Rev. Sharpton honored by Dr. King’s alma mater at Morehouse

May 19, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012 (Altanta, GA)-Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, was honored today by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s alma mater, Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. The College unveiled an oil portrait of Rev. Sharpton in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel, the world’s most prominent living religious memorial to Dr. King. The portrait unveiling followed a special Baccalaureate speech by Rev. Sharpton to the class of 2012. Morehouse College is a private, all male, Historically Black College and one of two Black colleges in the country to produce Rhodes Scholars. The college is the alma mater to many African-American leaders including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Theologian Howard Thurman, filmmaker Spike Lee, actor Samuel L. Jackson, the first African-American Mayor of Atlanta, Maynard Jackson, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan and former United States Surgeon General David Satcher.