Sharpton To Deliver Eulogy At Akai Gurley Public Funeral Today

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Sharpton with Akai Gurley's domestic partner Kimberly Michelle Ballinger


WHO: Rev. Al Sharpton, President, National Action Network

Hakeem Jeffries, US Congressman, Eighth District of New York

Letitia James, New York City Public Advocate

WHEN: Friday, December 5, 2014

5:00-7:00p.m. ET Viewing (open to public & press)

7:00-9:00p.m. ET Akai Gurley’s funeral service (open to public & press)

7:50p.m. ET Rev. Al Sharpton to give eulogy

WHERE: Brown Memorial Baptist Church

484 Washington Ave. (at Gates Ave.)

Brooklyn, NY 11238

WHAT: Rev. Sharpton to give the eulogy at Akai Gurley’s funeral, the 28-year-old unarmed man fatally shot by police in East New York. Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and New York City Public Advocate Letitia James are scheduled to speak at the service. The viewing and funeral are open to press; cameras should arrive at 4:15p.m. to set up.



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