Roy Innis

Roy Innis

Roy Emile Alfredo Innis (born June 6, 1934, in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands) is an African American civil rights activist. He has been National Chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality (also known as CORE) since his election to the position in 1968.

One of his sons, Niger Innis, serves as National Spokesman of the Congress of Racial Equality.

Read more about Roy Innis:  Early Life, Early Civil Rights Years, CORE, Black Nationalism, Criminal Justice and The National Rifle Association, Controversy, Political Campaigns

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Roy Innis - Political Campaigns
... In 1986 Innis challenged incumbent Major Owens in the Democratic primary for the 12th Congressional District, representing Brooklyn ... In the 1993 New York City Democratic Party mayoral primary, Innis challenged incumbent David Dinkins, the first African-American to hold the office ... But being a Democrat doesn't mean you have to be a fool." During his own campaign, Innis also appeared at fundraising events for the Republican candidate Rudolph Giuliani ...