Rev. Al Sharpton Highlights MLK Gala This Saturday at Harris Stowe

According to our records, it's been some time since the Rev. Al Sharpton has visited our fair city.

Yes, sadly for us, Sharpton never took up the Riverfront Times' suggestion that he move to St. Louis and run in last year's mayoral race. (Though just last October Sharpton did weigh in on a local issue when he spoke up against Rush Limbaugh buying the St. Louis Rams.)

Now, we're happy to report that Sharpton is returning to St. Louis this Saturday to serve as the keynote speaker for the 24th Annual "Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration" at Harris Stowe State University.

The program kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the school's main auditorium and is free and open to the public.

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