Profile: Al Sharpton
Posted Thursday, June 12, 2003, at 7:08 PM
Military history: None.Didn't turn 18 until 1972.
Medical history: None reported.
Parents' jobs: Father was a contractor; mother was a cleaning woman.
Net worth: Unknown.
Campaign song: "A Change Is Gonna Come" (Sam Cooke).
Will Saletan covers science, technology, and politics for Slate and says a lot of things that get him in trouble.
Avi Zenilman is a former Slate intern.
Photograph of Al Sharpton by Ellen Ozier/Reuters.