NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is among the dignitaries who plan to attend the funeral of pioneering civil rights attorney Percy Sutton.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is expected to speak at Wednesday's service in Manhattan. The Rev. Al Sharpton is delivering the eulogy.
Sutton died Dec. 26. He represented Malcolm X before becoming a political power broker and media mogul. Sutton served in the New York State Assembly and was Manhattan borough president.
Jackie Robinson's widow, Rachel, arrived early at the packed church. She said her family loved and admired Sutton, who was her son's godfather.
Also attending are Rep. Charles Rangel, Gov. David Paterson, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor David Dinkins.