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Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dead at 89
Associated Press ^ | Dec.27, 2009 | CRISTIAN SALAZAR

Posted on 12/26/2009 9:38:52 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

NEW YORK (AP) - Percy Sutton, attorney to Malcolm X and a pioneering media mogul, has died in New York. He was 89.

Marissa Shorenstein, a spokeswoman for Gov. David Paterson, confirmed Sutton's death Saturday. She did not know the cause of death.

The son of a slave, Sutton became a fixture in Harlem after moving to New York City following his military service with the famed Tuskegee Airmen in World War II. His law office represented Malcolm X and the slain activist's family for decades.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: lawyers; malcolmx; obituary; percysutton

1 posted on 12/26/2009 9:38:52 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The son of a slave, Sutton became a fixture in Harlem after moving to New York City

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How old was his father when he was born? The Civil War was over 55 years before.


2 posted on 12/26/2009 9:44:32 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: o-n-money
Yep, some math might be in order for AP to say this ...

Otherwise, a quick look at Wikipedia (which hasn't been updated yet) shows that: "His parents Samuel and Lillian were both educators with his father being one of the first blacks in Bexar County." .... hardly 'slave' labor by any sense

3 posted on 12/26/2009 9:51:32 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: o-n-money

The very first thing that I thought of as well...


4 posted on 12/26/2009 9:53:23 PM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: o-n-money

Aww, man, don’t lay it out in chronological order. Then it just sounds bad. Someone as exalted as Malcom X’s lawyer shouldn’t be questioned.


5 posted on 12/26/2009 9:57:23 PM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We remember Sutton from this video about Obama.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EcC0QAd0Ug


6 posted on 12/26/2009 9:58:51 PM PST by excopconservative
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To: o-n-money

He was probably one of his father’s younger children and his father himself was likely a very young child when slavery was ended.

But does it make slavery any less heinous that his father “was barely born” under that system? No.

Just like Ethan Allen sold furniture “made by the Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen”, so Percy Sutton was “a lawyer who was the son of a slave”.

God bless America for the advertising of facts to sell your products and services. Sutton was a great entrepreneur.


7 posted on 12/26/2009 10:01:50 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Percy Sutton, attorney for Malcolm X, dead at 89


8 posted on 12/26/2009 10:05:02 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: excopconservative

“This genius was going to be available”

It doesn’t get any better than this. More popcorn please.


9 posted on 12/26/2009 10:05:44 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: o-n-money

I think John Tyler had a son when he was about 75 years old, and his son had a son when he was about 75 years old, so that the grandson of John Tyler is alive today. Or maybe it was someone else.


10 posted on 12/26/2009 10:09:32 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

His father would have been 75 at least. Not buying the AP story.


11 posted on 12/26/2009 10:09:51 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Arthur McGowan

Charlie Chaplin was 73 and still firing them off.


12 posted on 12/26/2009 10:16:21 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (Never bring a snowball to a gun fight.)
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To: o-n-money

My Mom has an uncle that is 25 years younger than her, 4 years younger than me. My Great-Grandfather was 81 when he had him, with his 5th wife who was 27 at the time.

What can I say, we’re a southern family.


13 posted on 12/26/2009 10:16:39 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Arthur McGowan

Yeah, John Tyler came to my mind as well. He had 15 children from 2 wives, the last at the age of 70. His son Lyon was born in 1853 (when President Tyler was 63).

Lyon Tylor was the father of 6 children to two wives, and his son Harrison (born in 1928 when Lyon was 75) is still living.

So Harrison Tyler (aged 81) is the son of a man who was 11 or 12 when Lincoln was killed, and the grandson of a man who was born when George Washington was President.


14 posted on 12/26/2009 10:26:32 PM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: o-n-money
His father would have been 75 at least. Not buying the AP story.

Well, at least 55 given that Percy was born in 1920 and the Civil War ended in 1865 ... add another 12 years for his father reaching puberty and that makes at least 67 ... now count that Wikipedia says that Percy was "the last of 15 children" and ya gotta add another minimum 15 years to 67, which means his father was at least 82 years old when Percy was born ....

Highly unlikely. AP ought to learn some remedial math (as well as some history) before printing this nonsense

15 posted on 12/26/2009 10:34:54 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Arthur McGowan

My B-I-L’s dad was born during the centennial of the USA.


16 posted on 12/26/2009 10:36:01 PM PST by Erasmus (She was a BBC newsreader, marrying above her station.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

It sounds unlikely but certainly is possible. My own, late paternal grandfather was born just after the conclusion of the Civil War, and I’m in my forties, which is 100 years or so, from his birth to mine.

Late life remarriages were not uncommon. Women died in childbirth at a level that would be shocking today. Our current family cemetery has several wives who died young while in labor, and several infants who died with them as well, sadly enough.

One of the inactive ones, in use during the Civil War and Reconstruction, has many marked with fieldstones due to the economic breakdown and hardship. No doubt there are more there, too.


17 posted on 12/26/2009 10:37:13 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well since all the posts so far have to do with this guys age and nothing else, I guess I’ll say RIP.


18 posted on 12/26/2009 10:38:50 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: excopconservative

An attorney for X and pro-Obama? Manchurian Candidate, Inc.?


19 posted on 12/26/2009 10:39:29 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, John 11:25, 14:6, 1 Tim 2:5, John 3:17-18, John 20:31, 1 John 5:13, John 6:69)
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To: excopconservative

Not to mention his founding of “Kill Whitey” radio in NYC..


20 posted on 12/27/2009 12:09:58 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This guy is the whitest black guy I have ever seen.


21 posted on 12/27/2009 12:19:00 AM PST by Mandingo Conservative (Satan was like the first "community organizer", just ask Eve, the first liberal useful idiot!)
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To: Mr_Moonlight; o-n-money

>Yep, some math might be in order for AP to say this ...

Yeah. In a few decades, I’ll pass for having fought in Nam.

Few decades later, I marched at Selma with Doctor King.

Age inflation.

/sarc


22 posted on 12/27/2009 1:11:14 AM PST by ROTB (Public Option vs. Insurance: Armed men at my door demanding payment vs a "bill")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Prayers to his family.


23 posted on 12/27/2009 1:36:20 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: o-n-money
I'm sorry to hear of Mr. Sutton's passing. He and my mother graduated from San Antonio Wheatley High School in 1936, and I met him several times at their class reunions. Nice man, gallant, funny and full of stories about Depression-era San Antonio.

Actually, Mr. Sam Sutton, Percy's father, was born free in 1860. (The Wikipedia article is wrong; Percy Sutton states that his father was born free in a video located here --- in fact, he had to correct the interviewer, who also assumed Sam Sutton was born into slavery.) Sam Sutton was the last principal of San Antonio Douglas High School, which at the time was one of the few black high schools in Texas, and he was the principal of Wheatley from its inception in 1932.

Sam Sutton was hardly a young man when he was my parents' principal. They often spoke of his slight stature, he had to sit on a cushion to ease his hemorrhoids.

24 posted on 12/27/2009 1:57:50 AM PST by Rose in RoseBear (HHD --- ["All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."])
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To: Mandingo Conservative
This guy is the whitest black guy I have ever seen.

What an odd statement.


Percy Sutton in WWII, when he was a Tuskegee Airman.


Cab Calloway, probably about 1930.

25 posted on 12/27/2009 2:33:54 AM PST by Rose in RoseBear (HHD --- ["All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us."])
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AMF


26 posted on 12/27/2009 4:45:54 AM PST by Feckless (Don't care where he was born. The oath I took said "...against all enemies, foreign and domestic".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

RIP.


27 posted on 12/27/2009 6:04:09 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I believe it was Percy Sutton, who secured funding from Saudi Arabia, to send Obummer to Harvard.
28 posted on 12/27/2009 6:33:33 AM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Audit the FED NOW!)
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To: thefactor

“Well since all the posts so far have to do with this guys age and nothing else, I guess I’ll say RIP.”

Thank God you’re here to add much needed civility, and hyperbole. All does mean all, though. Maybe you should count again.

You know, Stalin is dead. Got any kind words for his murdering corpse? Or did you use them all up on this leftist piece of garbage? I’m glad you so lamely attempted to put us into our place for questioning the media or this communist and his lies. After all, even Hitler in death became a sympathetic figure. Right? Or am I ok in hating him even after death? Let me know what you decide, oh arbitrar of human emotions.


29 posted on 12/27/2009 8:45:27 AM PST by Spike Knotts
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To: Spike Knotts

Holy crap, you idiot. I had no idea who this guy is so I was going by what the posters said in forming a quick opinion. And since at that time no one had really said anything, I had no opinion. Get a life.


30 posted on 12/27/2009 2:01:45 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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