Floyd McKissick

Lawyer, Author

1922 – 1991

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Who was Floyd McKissick?

Floyd Bixler McKissick became the first African-American student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Law School. In 1966 he became leader of CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, taking over from James L. Farmer, Jr. 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.

Politician and attorney Floyd McKissick, Jr., is his son.

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Born
Mar 9, 1922
Asheville
Also known as
  • Floyd McKissack
Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Morehouse College
Died
Apr 28, 1991

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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