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In this Sunday, June 3, 2001 photo, Ada Sharpton, the mother of the Rev. Al Sharpton, is flanked by his daughters, Ashley, 14, left, and Dominique, 15, after they all visited Sharpton at the Metropolitan Detention Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The 87-year-old mother of the Rev. Al Sharpton has died. His spokeswoman says Ada Sharpton passed away early Thursday morning March 22, 2012, in Dothan, Ala., following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease and dementia.
((AP Photo/Robert Spencer))