REV. AL SHARPTON TO DELIVER EULOGY THIS FRIDAY FOR JACKSONVILLE SHOOTING VICTIM ANGELA CARR, ATTORNEY BEN CRUMP TO DELIVER NATIONAL CALL FOR JUSTICE—
Mother of three was among those killed when racist gunman opened fire on dollar store in predominately Black section of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Fl. (September 5, 2023) – Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network (NAN), this Friday will deliver the eulogy for Angela Carr, one of the three victims killed when a racist gunman opened fire on a Jacksonville dollar store. Attorney Ben Crump will deliver a national call for justice at the service, which will be led by Bishop Rudolph McKissack, a national NAN board member.
The August 26th shooting, which occurred as Rev. Sharpton and other civil rights leaders led the March on Washington, has sparked national outrage as white supremacists continue to target Black Americans and other marginalized communities. The gunman arrived at the Jacksonville Dollar General that afternoon with an assault rifle emblazoned with racist rhetoric and a swastika. Carr, a mother of three who was simply dropping off an Uber passenger, was shot 11 times when the gunfire erupted. Her family has since decided the funeral will be closed-casket due to the severity of Carr’s fatal injuries.
Rev. Sharpton immediately condemned the shooting, which echoed a similar incident in Buffalo last year that left 10 Black people dead at a grocery store. In last month’s incident, authorities say the gunman posted racist rhetoric online before heading to Edward Waters University – a historically Black college in Jacksonville. When he was turned away, the shooter headed to the Dollar General and killed three people before turning the gun on himself.
Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of NAN
Attorney Ben Crump
Bishop Rudolph McKissack, Senior Pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church and NAN national board member
Rev. David Green, Saint Stevens AME, who will deliver a prayer of comfort
Bethel Baptist Church
215 Bethel Baptist Street
Jacksonville, FL 32202
Friday, September 8th, 2023
Service: 1 p.m. ET
About National Action Network (NAN)
National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency, and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality, or gender.
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