I didn’t know about Percy Sutton until I read of his death earlier today, but if half the stuff that’s written about him is true, the world has lost a great individual. He wasn’t just “a true hero to African-Americans across the country,” as President Obama said, but to all Americans who value public service.
He started out life as one of 15 children born in San Antonio, Texas. His father was a former slave but went on to be a civil rights leader and high school principal who saw 12 of his surviving children graduate from college.
Condolences to his family and friends.