Roy Innis

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Roy Innis
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Roy Innis, circa 1970
4th National director of the Congress of Racial Equality
In office
1968 – January 8, 2017
Preceded byWilfred Ussery
Succeeded byTBD
Personal details
Born
Roy Emile Alfredo Innis

(1934-06-06)June 6, 1934
Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
DiedJanuary 8, 2017(2017-01-08) (aged 82)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Cause of deathParkinson's disease
Political partyLibertarian (1998–present)
Democratic (1986–1998)
ChildrenRoy Innis, Jr. (deceased), Alexander Innis (deceased) Lydia Innis, Cedric Innis, Patricia Innis, Corinne Innis, Kwame Innis, Niger Innis, Kimathi Innis, Mugabe Innis
OccupationActivist and politician

Roy Emile Alfredo Innis (June 6, 1934 – January 8, 2017) was an American activist and politician. He had been National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) since his election to the position in 1968.

Innis died on January 8, 2017 in his apartment in Manhattan, New York from complications of Parkinson's disease, aged 82.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. McFADDEN, ROBERT D. "Roy Innis, Black Activist With a Right-Wing Bent, Dies at 82". The New York Times.