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CCNY participates in historic Harlem's Percy Sutton 5K run and walk - The City College of New York News

The City College of New York, in conjunction with the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Week 2018 and the New York Road Runners (NYRR), are gearing up for the annual Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and the Harlem Health Walk on Saturday, ...

HARLEM WEEK 2018: Walk or run at the Percy E. Sutton Run-Walk through historic Harlem - New York Daily News

“Historically, most of the walkers who participate in the Percy Sutton Harlem Walk live in the neighborhood and, much like the members of that community, represent a wide range of ages and backgrounds,” he said, adding that the free NYRR Striders ...

Sutton man found - Bradford Telegraph and Argus

SUTTON youth Percy Hargreaves was just 17 when the Army ordered him to join up in 1916. He was classed as medically fit in January the following year and was called up that spring while working as an apprentice butcher for Gilbert Hargreaves in Cross ...

Court ruling protects Malcolm X's legacy - Amsterdam News

Except for the late Percy Sutton, few attorneys in America have had the life of Malcolm X so intertwined in their career as Gregory Reed. Whether it's Malcolm's memorabilia, his autobiography or its missing chapters, Reed, a prominent Detroit lawyer ...

PHOTOS: Harlem Week 2017 - Amsterdam News

Hundreds of vendors, artists and food merchants sold their products along 135th Street. Live music was also performed. Harlem Week ended this Saturday with the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Walk and the Harlem Week Outdoor Film Festival, featuring the ...

Get running in NYC, from Blacklight to Halloween-themed runs - amNY

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run: Run in honor of the late Manhattan borough president, civil rights attorney and longtime runner. The run, part of Harlem Week festivities, kicks off at Jackie Robinson Park and weaves through Harlem. Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m., $19 ...

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and Walk honors man who helped establish NYC Marathon - New York Daily News

Percy Sutton was truly a Renaissance man — a former member of the historic all-black Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, a successful businessman and political pioneer. He added another trailblazing accomplishment to his resume in the mid-1970s as an ...

East Side Sutton family nurtured ambition and achievement - San Antonio Express-News

The baby of the family died at 89 years of age in New York City in 2009. A few weeks later, his last surviving sibling passed away in California at the age of 93. In distance and time, Percy and Essie Sutton were far removed from the house of their ...

Time for a Look Back at Buzzfeed Ben Smith's Biggest Fail - American Thinker

The story involved the late Percy Sutton, a widely respected African American entrepreneur and politico. A Manhattan borough president for twelve years, Sutton had appeared in late March 2008 on a local New York City show called "Inside City Hall ...

CCNY races through historic Harlem - The City College of New York News

At The City College of New York, students, faculty and staff foster an environment rich in community engagement. As part of Harlem Week 2016, CCNY's commitment to improving and participating in community events shined at the Percy Sutton 5K Harlem ...

Interview: NYRR Teaches High School Seniors To 'Run For The Future' - CBS Local

On Sunday, CBS2 welcomed members of the New York Road Runners' “Run for the Future” program to the studio to talk about their experience, and what it was like to compete in the Percy Sutton Harlem 5K run this weekend. More: Back-T0-School Stores ...

Charles Rangel, Harlem's champion in Congress, ends 46-year career - New York Daily News

Already, we've lost two members of Harlem's legendary "Gang of Four" — Percy Sutton, who died in 2009, and Basil Paterson, who died in 2014. Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins — who has a radio show on WBLS-FM and is a professor at Columbia ...

Rep. Charles Rangel talks family, jazz, and his biggest political achievements in Q&A - New York Daily News

Rep. Charges Rangel answers questions from the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Harlem Week: Tell me about the origination of the name "Gang of 4," which included you, Percy Sutton, David Dinkins and Basil Paterson. Advertisement.

Fun for all ages: Percy Sutton Harlem Run and Walk open to all - New York Daily News

Registration for the kids' race also will be open on the day of the event from 6:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at the Percy Sutton Educational Complex (enter at W. 136th St., between St. Nicholas Ave. and Frederick Douglass Blvd.). The entry fee is $8 on the ...

Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce has helped strengthen the community using a 100-year-old blueprint - New York Daily News

Lloyd Williams, Michelle Scott, Tony Rogers, Stephanie Francis, Hope Stevens, Percy Sutton, Lloyd Dickens, Jack Blumstein, Wyatt Tee Walker, Vivian Robinson, Dr. Mattie Cook, Lou Katsos, Mark Willis, Abe Lester and Arthur Barnes, among other Harlemites ...

Tina McRae is Harlem and Harlem is Tina McRae - Amsterdam News

McRae was born in Harlem Hospital, attended P.S. 119 (which is no longer around) and J.H.S. 136 (which is now, along with two other schools, known as the Percy Sutton Educational Complex). As McRae said to the AmNews: “It don't get more Harlem than ...

David Dinkins on death of Basil Paterson: Harlem's 'Gang of Four is no more' - The Grio

New York City lost one of its most powerful progressive forces Wednesday with the passing of Basil Paterson. As a member of the influential “Gang of Four” Paterson – along with former Mayor David Dinkins, late civil rights activist Percy Sutton, and ...

Basil Paterson, father of former Gov. David Paterson, dead at 87 - New York Daily News

And Along with David Dinkins, Charles Rangel and Percy Sutton, Paterson was a member of Harlem's legendary "Gang of Four," which was the center of African-American political power in the city for 40 years and played an influential role in state and ...

Basil Paterson Dead at 87 - New York Observer

The former state senator, deputy mayor and New York's first black Secretary of State–perhaps best known as one of the “gang of four” along with former Mayor David Dinkins, former Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton and Congressman Charlie ...

Dr. King and the Gang of Four - Huffington Post

... airing of my dear friend's radio show “Dialogue with Dinkins” this week, David and I reminisced about the great times when we worked to keep Dr. King's Dream alive as members of 'The Gang of Four'— David Dinkins, Basil Paterson, Percy Sutton, and me.

Percy Ellis Sutton was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He 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.

21st Manhattan Borough President
In office
September 13, 1966 – December 31, 1977
Preceded by Constance Baker Motley
Succeeded by Andrew Stein
Personal details
Born Percy Ellis Sutton
(1920-11-24)November 24, 1920
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Died December 26, 2009(2009-12-26) (aged 89)
New York City, New York, USA
Resting place Gates of Heaven Memorial Cemetery in San Antonio
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Leatrice Sutton (1943–2009, his death)
Alma mater Prairie View A&M University
Tuskegee Institute
Hampton Institute
Columbia Law School
Brooklyn Law School
Occupation Civil-rights activist, entrepreneur, lawyer
Military service
Service/branch United States Army Air Corps
Years of service 1941-1945
Rank Captain
Battles/wars

World War II

Percy Ellis Sutton (November 24, 1920 – December 26, 2009) was a prominent black American political and business leader. A civil-rights activist and lawyer, he was also a Freedom Rider and the legal representative for Malcolm X. He 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.