Roy Innis


Age: 82

national leader of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) since 1968 whose right-wing views on affirmative action, law enforcement, desegregation, and other issues put him at odds with many black Americans and other civil rights leaders, who led CORE through changes that mirrored his own evolution from black-power militancy in the 1960's to staunch conservatism resembling a modern Republican political platform in a stormy career marked by radical rhetoric, shifting ideologies, legal and financial troubles, and quixotic runs for office.

Cause of Death: Parkinson's disease

Born: June 6, 1934

Died: January 8, 2017

New York City, New York