Friday 12 February 2016

Percy Sutton, 1920–2009 (American political and business leader, civil-rights activist and lawyer)

* Prominent African-American civil-rights activist Percy Sutton became one of America's best-known lawyers during the 1950s and 1960s. He represented many controversial figures, such as Nation of Islam leader, Malcolm X. After the murder of Malcolm X in 1965, Sutton and his brother Oliver helped to cover the expenses of his widow, Betty Shabazz.

Sutton was the highest-ranking African-American elected official in New York City when he was Manhattan borough president from 1966 to 1977, the longest tenure at that position. He later became an entrepreneur whose investments included the New York Amsterdam News and the Apollo Theater in Harlem.

In 1971, Sutton cofounded the Inner City Broadcasting Corporation which purchased New York City's WLIB-AM, the city's first African-American-owned radio station.


BIRTH DATA: Percy Ellis Sutton, 25 November 1920, 00:00 (12 AM) CST (+6), San Antonio, Texas, USA (29n25, 98w29). ASC: 29 Leo. RR: AA (from birth record). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield quotes birth records. The handwritten time on the original record clearly states "AM" on 25 November but the numeral is indistinct, seems to be "12" which is consistent with a birth time of midnight between 24th and 25th, considering that the amendment filed by his mother in 1967 states his birth date as the 24th [].

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