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Community mourns loss of Ruth Clark - Amsterdam News

Among those in attendance were former Congressman Charles Rangel, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, NAACP New York State Conference President Hazel Dukes and Keisha Sutton, granddaughter of the late Percy Sutton, one of the Tuskegee ...

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 ...

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 ...

Remembering Percy E. Sutton - Black Enterprise

“Mentor, leader, media mogul, entrepreneur, friend, WWII fighter, champion, “The Chairman,†or just simply Dad or Uncle Jimmy are all ways in which family and friends remembered Percy Ellis Sutton during his funeral service at Riverside Church on ...

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 ...

This Weekend's Kids & Family Activities in Bronx - NY Metro Parents

This 5K race honors the late Percy Sutton, who as Manhattan borough president in the 1970s championed the New York City Marathon as a five-borough event and remained a supporter of NYRR and running throughout his life; he passed away in 2009.

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 ...

Thunder Bay Christmas charities confident - CBC.ca

Christmas is fast approaching, but Thunder Bay's Christmas charities are confident they'll be hitting their holiday goals. "The city has been warm-hearted as usual," said Percy Sutton, a Christmas Cheer board member. "It's a great thing, to give back ...

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

Harlem Week: Tell me about the origination of the name "Gang of 4," which included you, Percy Sutton, David Dinkins and Basil Paterson. Advertisement. Congressman Charles Rangel: The term began as a negative name for Percy, David, Basil and I in the ...

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 ...

Judge voids dead political power broker's $2.5M 'IOU' - New York Post

A $2.5 million IOU signed years ago by political power broker Percy Sutton is no good, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge declared last month, dismissing a legal claim from a Sutton family friend seeking to cash in. Beverly Hemmings claimed the ...

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.