UPDATE

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Civil rights activist Al Sharpton is no longer speaking at the funeral for Rochester Reverend Franklin Florence.

Details on why the change occuered are limited at this time.

Florence’s funeral service will take place on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 12.

ORIGINAL

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Nationally-known civil rights activist Al Sharpton will be coming to Rochester to speak at Reverend Franklin Florence’s funeral service next Friday.

Florence was a community leader and staunch advocate for civil rights. He is the creator of FIGHTON, the nation’s first Black-run community development corporation, founded in partnership with Xerox in 1969.

Florence’s funeral service will take place on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 12.

Friday’s service will include a wake from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a community service from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This will take place at the Central Church of Christ at 101 South Plymouth Avenue.

Saturday will also have a service from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center on East Main Street.

Among his many accomplishments, Sharpton is the founder of the National Action Network.