Percy Sutton, civil rights activist dies | News articles

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Whenever we learn that an important person in history has passed on, we stop and mourn and remember the things that they did during their lifetime. Percy Sutton is indeed a very important historical figure, and he just passed away on December 26, 2009 at 89 years old. Governor David A. Paterson reported his death, but so far the cause of the death hasn’t been specified.

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Percy Sutton was one of the most influential pioneering civil rights attorneys in the world, and he even worked with Malcolm X. He helped rescue the Apollo Theater and in World War II he fought with the Tuskegee Airmen. Sutton was even arrested as a freedom rider. Later on, he proceeded to become a political power broker as well as a media mogul and became a millionaire with communication businesses. He had been married to Leatrice Sutton in 1943.

Along with these accomplishments, Percy Sutton also became the Manhattan borough president and ran for the mayor of New York City. He was a key person in giving the African Americans a voice in society and he will be remembered for his many achievements for mankind in the field of civil rights. He will not be forgotten any time soon.


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