South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) is set to meet with Rev. Al Sharpton in New York City on Monday as Democratic presidential hopefuls continue to engage the civil rights activist.

Buttigieg and Sharpton are slated to meet at Sylvia’s, a soul food restaurant in Harlem, where Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) dined with Sharpton earlier this year.

The meeting comes as Buttigieg, who has been surging in polling in recent months, steps up his outreach to African American voters.{mosads}

The mayor and several other 2020 presidential hopefuls, including Harris, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), spoke at an event for Sharpton’s group, the National Action Network, earlier this month.

Former Vice President Joe Biden did not attend that event but spoke at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event organized by Sharpton in Washington. Biden became the latest Democrat to launch his White House bid when he formally jumped into the race on Thursday.

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