*On Thursday (05-05-11), Reverend Al Sharpton received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from Bethune Cookman University in Daytona Beach Florida (in photo above).

Interestingly, when the now Rev. Dr. Sharpton graduated from Tilden High School in Brooklyn NY, his mother Ada Sharpton was present, but not his father.

However, for this ceremony, his father, Alfred C. Sharpton, was present to witness Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton receive his second honorary doctorate of Divinity (photo below).

By the way, according to his spokesperson, Rachel Noerdlinger, Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton also delivered the Commencement Address.