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Oct 16, 1922

Leon Howard Sullivan was born in Charleston

1943

Leon Sullivan graduated from West Virginia State College (now University)

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1950

Leon Sullivan began ministry at Zion Baptist church in Philadelphia

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1971

Leon Sullivan was appointed to the board of directors of General Motors

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1977

Leon Sullivan initiated the original Sullivan Principles

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1991

Leon Sullivan was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

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1999

The United Nations adopted the "Global Sullivan Principles" as an international corporate code of conduct

2000

Leon Sullivan was honored in Charleston by the renaming of a major thoroughfare Leon Sullivan Way

Feb 24, 2001

Leon Sullivan died in Scottsdale, Arizona, of leukemia


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