Ada, Sharpton's Mother Passes

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After attending rallies in Sanford, Sharpton was to fly from there to Alabama to make arrangements for his mother's funeral.

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Rev. Al Sharpton's 87-year-old mother, Ada, died early Thursday while he was on his way to attend a rally in Sanford, Fl., on behalf of Trayvon Martin.

Martin, the Black teenager was shot to death by a White one-man vigilante, George Zimmerman.

Ada Sharpton died in Dothan, Ala., following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

After attending rallies in Sanford, Sharpton was to fly from there to Alabama to make arrangements for his mother's funeral.

Rev. Sharpton is host of Politics Nation on MSNBC and President of the National Action Network, a civil rights organization.

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