Floyd McKissick
#46861 Overall Influence

Floyd McKissick

Civil Rights Activist

About

Why is this person notable and influential?

From Wikipedia

Floyd Bixler McKissick was an American lawyer and civil rights activist. He became the first African-American student at the University of North Carolina School of Law. In 1966 he became leader of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, taking over from James Farmer A supporter of Black Power, he turned CORE into a more radical movement. In 1968, McKissick left CORE to found Soul City in Warren County, North Carolina. He endorsed Richard Nixon for president that year, and the federal government, under President Nixon, supported Soul City. He became a state district court judge in 1990 and died on April 28, 1991. He was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Source: Wikipedia

Other Resources

Schools

What schools is this person affiliated with?
Morehouse College
Morehouse College

African American men's college in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

view profile

Influence Rankings by Discipline

How’s this person influential?
#2031 World Rank #1198 USA Rank
Law