Al Sharpton Will Travel To Haiti For MLK Day

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From The New York Daily News

The Rev. Al Sharpton will celebrate the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a mercy mission to Haiti.

“There will be no better way to say happy birthday to Martin Luther King,” Sharpton told people gathered at a vigil at the Haitian Consulate in Manhattan on Wednesday. “We all have some Haitian in us, and we stand in solidarity with the Haitian people until Haiti is restored.”

Sharpton said he plans to leave Friday, the actual date of King’s birth, for Atlanta with a delegation of lawmakers and clergy.

After a sermon at the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where King preached, the group will fly to Haiti – where rapper Wyclef Jean is sizing up the situation.

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