Influential civil rights activist who served four terms on the San Antonio City Council 1973 to 1978 and became the city's first black Mayor Pro Tem.
He wanted to be a doctor before hr pursued the ministry.
He organized civil rights marches in Texas and fought for fair treatment of minorities in the city of San Antonio.
He married ZerNona Black and has two children named Joyce and Stewart. He also has three grandchildren.
He worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.