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Name: Floyd McKissick                                                             
Born: 9 March 1922                                                               
Died: 28 April 199                                                               
Floyd B. McKissick was born in Asheville, North Carolina on March 9, 1922. He     
became the first black 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 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, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter       
fraternity established for African Americans.