Rev. Al Sharpton 

South Carolina Travel
-Rev. Sharpton visited SC on June 29, 2003.  He preached at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Heath Springs and met with and spoke to local leaders and residents at Etta's Kitchen in Lancaster.

-Rev. Sharpton visited SC on May 30-June, 1, 2003.  Arriving in Columbia early on the evening of May 30, he did an evening fundraiser at the home of Tom Moss in Orangeburg.  On May 31 he attended a picnic sponsored by Edisto Fork UM Church at Santee State Park in Santee and attended the Gospel Fest at the River Oaks Pavilion in Orangeburg.  On June 1 he preached at Edisto Fork UM Church and at St Andrews Chapel Baptist Church in Orangeburg.

-Rev. Sharpton visited SC on the afternoon and evening of May 17, 2003.  In Columbia he did meet and greet at the "Black Expo" at the Carolina Center, and dropped in at the home of Marjorie Hammock in the Spring Valley neighborhood.  He traveled to Florence, where he opened a campaign headquarters at 107 North Guerry Street, and attended a rally at the House of God Church at Wilson and Irby.

-Rev. Sharpton visited Columbia, SC on May 3-4, 2003.  On May 3 he and the other candidates spoke at the South Carolina Democratic Party State Convention at the Cantey Building, State Fairgrounds and participated in the Democratic Presidential Debate at Drayton Hall, USC.  On May 4 he preached at Greater St. Lukes Baptist Church and at Jones Memorial AME Zion Church in Columbia.

-Rev. Sharpton visited SC on March 21, 2003, including an appearance before USC Law School Democrats.

-Rev. Sharpton appeared at a Church and Community Human Relations banquet organized by Rev. John Berry at the Phillis Wheatley Center in Greenville, SC on February 20, 2003.

-Rev. Sharpton appeared at the International Longshoremen's Hall and at Morris Brown AME Church in Charleston, SC on February 13, 2003

-Rev. Sharpton visited SC on January 18-20, 2003.  On January 18 he preached at Mountain View Baptist Church in Greenville.  On January 19 he preached at Reedy River Baptist Church in Greenville; and at Tabernacle Baptist Church, also in Greenville.  He held a closed meeting with community leaders at the Adams Mark Hotel in Columbia and then did his weekly live radio program "SharpTalk" via phone from the hotel.  On January 20 he spoke at a breakfast in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Zion Baptist Church in Columbia.

-Rev. Sharpton had been scheduled to appear at a GOTV rally at Freedom Temple Ministries in Rock Hill, SC on November 3, 2002, but did not make it due to a scheduling conflict.

-Rev. Sharpton spoke at the First Annual National Speakers Forum, an event sponsored by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus, in West Columbia, SC on September 16, 2002.

-Rev. Sharpton spoke on Rejoice 1370-AM and at a community fellowship celebration at Freedom Temple Ministries in Rock Hill, SC on November 13, 2001


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