Sunday, December 27, 2009

R.I.P Percy Sutton

Percy Sutton, the pioneering civil rights activist, Harlem political powerhouse and media titan, died Saturday. He was 89.

His cause of death was not clear Saturday night.

Sutton was considered one of New York's most influential figures, spawning the careers of a who's who of prominent black politicians.

"Tonight, we say farewell to one of New York's and this nation's most influential African-American leaders - a man whom I am proud to have called a friend and mentor throughout my entire career," Gov. Paterson said in a statement.

1 comment:

Kel said...

It's an end of an era. Thanks for posting this.