AKA Roy Emile Alfredo Innis
Birthplace: St. Croix, Virgin Islands
Sexual orientation: Straight
Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Congress of Racial Equality
Military service: US Army (1950-52, Sgt.)
Ran for NYC Mayor in 1993 against David Dinkins.
Father: Alexander Innis
Wife: Doris Funnye (m. 1965, six sons, two daughters)
High School: Stuyvesant
High School, New York City, NY (1952)
University: Chemistry, City College of New York
Administrator: Board Member, Daemen College
of Racial Equality National Director, 1968-82
Hudson Institute Board Member
Ford Foundation Fellow
National Rifle Association Board Member
Author of books:
The Little Black Book (1971)
1934–, American civil-rights leader, b. St. Croix, Virgin Islands. A member of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) since 1963, he has been its national director (1968–82) and has served as national chairman since 1970. In the late 1960s he traded the integrationist agenda of the civil-rights movement for the ideology of black power and a revived black nationalism. He then turned to the right, supporting Reagan-administration policies and criticizing the politics of Jesse Jackson. In 1996–98, Innis led teams that monitored elections in Nigeria.
© 2005 by Lee Howard. Reference: NNDB, Fact Monster.