December 10, 2016
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Percy Sutton To Be Remembered At Riverside Church Wednesday, Jan 6

 


PERCY ELLIS SUTTON, BELOVED CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER, POLITICIAN AND BUSINESSMAN REMEMBERED AT THE RIVERSIDECHURCH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6TH

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The memorial service for the late Percy Ellis Sutton, prominent civil rights, political and business pioneer, will take place at The Riverside Church on Wednesday, January 6, at 11:00 a.m. in the Church’s Nave, 490 Riverside Drive (bet. 120th & 122nd St.), Morningside Heights.  

 

            The Rev. Robert B. Coleman, chief program minister of The Riverside Church will lead the service, which will include the eulogy delivered by Rev. Al Sharpton; remembrances from Sutton’s fellow “Gang of Four” members—former Mayor David N. Dinkins, Congressman Charles B. Rangel and former New York State Senator Basil A. Paterson; as well as tributes from Governor David Paterson, Rev. Jesse Jackson, family and friends.  The Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr., senior minister emeritus of RiversideChurch will officiate and deliver the funeral prayer.

 

Guests scheduled to participate in the service include:  Dr. Roscoe Brown; Inez Dickens; Hazel Dukes; Bobbi Humphrey; Clarence B. Jones; Melba Moore; and Attallah Shabazz

 

Charitable donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made payable to NAACP NYS Conference and sent to NAACP, 1085 Avenue of the Americas,

Suite 300
, New York, NY10018

 

DATE:               WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6

 

TIME:               11:00 A.M. (SERVICE BEGINS)

                                                10:00 A.M. (PRESS CHECK-IN BEGINS)

 

PLACE:            THE RIVERSIDECHURCH

                       

91 CLAREMONT AVE.
(BET. 120TH & 122ND ST.)

MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS

 

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Gladwyn Lopez

Vice President

Rubenstein Communications, Inc.

1345 Avenue of the Americas, 30th Fl.

NY, NY 10105

P: 212-843-9231

F: 212-843-9200

 

 

 



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