On Monday, Jan. 30, the International Civil Rights Center and Museum sent out an “URGENT” announcement to inform the public of a change of venue and start time for its inaugural “February One” Civil Rights 2023 Speaker Series.”
Originally, the Rev. Al Sharpton was to be interviewed about his book, “Righteous Troublemakers: Untold Stories of the Social Justice Movement in America,” in front of an audience on the campus of Bennett College at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
Now the place and time of the event have changed.
Museum officials stated on Monday that, as a result of a schedule conflict due to the tragic death of Tyre Nichols in Memphis, the program previously scheduled for 6 p.m. on the campus will instead, now be held in the auditorium of the International Civil Rights Center and Museum at 134 S. Elm St., in Greensboro. The public program involving the book interview will now start at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in the Museum’s auditorium, and it will conclude by 5 p.m.
Those attending will need to have tickets. Museum officials said Monday night that there were a limited number of seats available.
While in Greensboro, Sharpton will still meet with a group of elected officials for a reception at the Civil Rights Museum, which will be followed by a book signing from 1:30 to 2 p.m. at the Museum, with a press conference immediately afterward.
A statement from museum officials read, “We hope that persons who have purchased tickets for the event will still be able to attend at the new time. If that is not possible, they may request that their ticket be moved to one of the other programs in the Series. The Museum will also be glad to issue refunds.”
They added, “We do recognize that there are many times when circumstances will change in ways that alter our best-laid plans. We extend our prayers to the Tyre Nichols family in Memphis at this time, and we send our earnest hopes for success in the struggle for peace with justice in his community.”
Why anyone would be interested in anything this self righteous racist race baiter has to say is beyond me. Maybe someone from the IRS will be in attendance
Yes, and wasn’t it Sharpton got his scheme going when he tried to get Tawana Brawley rape allegations looked into, when she wasn’t raped? Reminds me of the old saying . . . a fool and his money are soon parted. Stay away from Al.
Will Tawana Brawley be there?
If this guy is a preacher, then I’m the pope. POS race hustler.
I guess Big Al figured he could grift more money in Memphis than in our backwater community. A benighted race hustler of the first water; not being missed here at all.
He serves no purpose in life…
Lol — a bigger pay day in Memphis. Will peddle his book later.
I have two words for this blood sucking common criminal. One is a verb and the other one is a pronoun. And stay the devil out of Greensboro. There is not one, not one person in the IRS with the gumption to stand up to this nuisance.
Why his name should be : Al Charlatan! No distortion or Lie is too big when $$$ can be made.
“Museum officials said Monday night that there were a limited number of seats available.”
Selling tickets at $50 each mainly to students it’s not surprising that were are still seats left, even when being held at a smaller venue. The whole speaker series is a joke. If these people care about their message they’d be speaking for free. That’s how they did it in our hippie days. Now the activists only care about the money they get for preaching to the elite. Pleased to hear they hadn’t sold seats to this fiasco.
He’s Skippy’s hero! Be nice.
Al Sharpton committed fraud and placed innocent White New York City police officers in danger by inciting protesters and spreading lies about a crime that was not committed. Al Sharpton at the time was an obese, in-you-face racist. The only thing that has changed in the last 35(+/-) years is his weight. What is so perplexing is he is still given a stage to act on. In days past the likes of Al Sharpton would have been shunned not celebrated. The celebration of Al Sharpton demonstrates how low our values and virtues have descended. It says a lot about any group that would select Al Sharpton to speak.
I could not have said this any better. TermLimits is right on target.