PERCY ELLIS SUTTON, BELOVED CIVIL RIGHTS PIONEER, POLITICIAN AND BUSINESSMAN REMEMBERED AT THE
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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
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
DATE: WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6
TIME: 11:00 A.M. (SERVICE BEGINS)
10:00 A.M. (PRESS CHECK-IN BEGINS)
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